The impact of bariatric surgery on the Veterans Administration healthcare system: a cost analysis.

@article{Gallagher2003TheIO,
  title={The impact of bariatric surgery on the Veterans Administration healthcare system: a cost analysis.},
  author={Scott F. Gallagher and Magdalena J Banasiak and John Paul Gonzalvo and Daniel P Paoli and Janice Allwood and Debra A. Morris and Michel M. Murr and David H Shapiro},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={245-8}
}
BACKGROUND The economic burden of caring for veterans with clinically severe obesity and its comorbidities is straining the Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare system. The authors determined the cost of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGBP) in the VA's single-payor healthcare system. METHODS The records of all 25 patients who underwent RYGBP from May 1999 to October 2001 were reviewed. All obesity-related health-care costs including hospitalizations as well as outpatient visits, medications… CONTINUE READING