The use of multidisciplinary teams to evaluate bariatric surgery patients: results from a national survey in the U.S.A.

@article{Santry2006TheUO,
  title={The use of multidisciplinary teams to evaluate bariatric surgery patients: results from a national survey in the U.S.A.},
  author={Heena P. Santry and Marshall H. Chin and Kathleen A. Cagney and John C Alverdy and Diane S. Lauderdale},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={59-66}
}
BACKGROUND The degree to which U.S. bariatric surgeons use multidisciplinary methods to evaluate patients is unknown. METHODS We conducted a national survey of practising bariatric surgeons, mailed in 3 waves from September-December 2004, to describe and determine predictors of surgeons' approach to the multidisciplinary evaluation of prospective bariatric surgery patients. Multivariate analyses were performed to determine patterns and predictors of multidisciplinary methods. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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