The impact of age and Medicare status on bariatric surgical outcomes.

  title={The impact of age and Medicare status on bariatric surgical outcomes.},
  author={Edward H. Livingston and Joshua Langert},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={141 11},
  pages={1115-20; discussion 1121}
HYPOTHESIS Medicare status and increasing age are associated with poor outcomes from bariatric surgical procedures. DESIGN Survey. SETTING National sample of hospitalized patients in the United States. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION Adult patients undergoing bariatric surgery in 2001 and 2002. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Mortality and adverse events. RESULTS We assessed 25 428 bariatric procedures with logistic regression, finding that age (odds ratio, 1.04; 95% confidence interval, 1.02-1.07… CONTINUE READING


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