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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.
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.