National analysis of adverse patient safety for events in bariatric surgery.

  title={National analysis of adverse patient safety for events in bariatric surgery.},
  author={Benjamin K. Poulose and Marie R. Griffin and Yuwei Zhu and Walter Smalley and William O. Richards and James K. Wright and Willie Melvin and Michael D. Holzman},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={71 5},
Identifying risk factors for adverse events after bariatric surgery (BaS) can help define high-risk groups to improve patient safety. We calculated cumulative incidence of adverse events and identified risk factors for these events using validated surgical patient safety indicators (PSIs) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. BaS patients > or =18 years old were identified using the 2002 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Cumulative incidence at discharge was calculated for… CONTINUE READING


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