Health expenditures among high-risk patients after gastric bypass and matched controls.

@article{Maciejewski2012HealthEA,
  title={Health expenditures among high-risk patients after gastric bypass and matched controls.},
  author={Matthew L. Maciejewski and Edward H. Livingston and Valerie A Smith and Leila Kahwati and William G. Henderson and David Arterburn},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={147 7},
  pages={633-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether bariatric surgery is associated with reduced health care expenditures in a multisite cohort of predominantly older male patients with a substantial disease burden. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of bariatric surgery. Outpatient, inpatient, and overall health care expenditures within Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers were examined via generalized estimating equations in the propensity-matched cohorts. SETTING Bariatric surgery programs in… CONTINUE READING

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