What happens to patients who do not follow-up after bariatric surgery?

@article{Harper2007WhatHT,
  title={What happens to patients who do not follow-up after bariatric surgery?},
  author={Jason L. Harper and Atul K. Madan and Craig A. Ternovits and David S. Tichansky},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={181-4}
}
Loss of follow-up is a concern when tracking long-term clinical outcomes after bariatric surgery. The results of patients who are "lost to follow-up" are not known. After bariatric surgery, the lack of follow-up may result in less weight loss for patients. This study investigated the hypothesis that there are differences between patients who do not automatically return for their annual follow-up and those that do return. Patients who were greater than 14 months postoperative after laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING

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