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Health care utilization and expenditure changes associated with bariatric surgery.

Maciejewski ML, Smith VA, Livingston EH, Kavee AL, Kahwati LC, Henderson WG, Arterburn DE. Health care utilization and expenditure changes associated with bariatric surgery. Medical care. 2010 Nov 1; 48(11):989-98.

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Abstract:

Our analyses indicate that this cohort of older, male bariatric surgery patients does not achieve a reduction in health care expenditures 3 years after their procedure. These results are at variance from other, similar published studies and may reflect differences in study populations or systems of care.





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