Predictors of hospital stay following laparoscopic gastric bypass: analysis of 9,593 patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

@article{Carter2015PredictorsOH,
  title={Predictors of hospital stay following laparoscopic gastric bypass: analysis of 9,593 patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.},
  author={J. Theron Carter and Steven Elliott and Jennifer A Kaplan and Matthew Lin and Andrew Mark Posselt and Stanley J. Rogers},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={288-94}
}
BACKGROUND Bariatric centers face pressure to reduce hospitalization to contain costs, and some centers have sought to develop "fast-track" protocols. There is limited data to identify which patients require a longer hospital stay after gastric bypass, and therefore would be inappropriate for fast tracking. The objectives of this study were to determine (1) whether most patients in the United States who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass required>1 day of hospitalization to recover; (2… CONTINUE READING

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