The impact of weight reduction surgery on health-care costs in morbidly obese patients.

@article{Sampalis2004TheIO,
  title={The impact of weight reduction surgery on health-care costs in morbidly obese patients.},
  author={John S Sampalis and Moishe Liberman and St{\'e}phane Auger and Nicolas V. Christou},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={939-47}
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of obesity and related comorbidities are significant financial burdens and sources of resource expenditure. This study was conducted in order to assess the impact of weight-reduction surgery on health-related costs. METHODS This was an observational two-cohort study. The treatment cohort included patients having undergone weight-reduction (bariatric) surgery at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) between 1986 and 2002. The control group included age and gender… CONTINUE READING
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