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Audit shows that bariatric surgery is cost effective

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 11 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6735
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Two thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes at the time of bariatric surgery showed no indication of diabetes two years later and were able to stop their treatment, data from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry have shown.

Commenting on the report1 Clare Marx, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said, “This audit shows compelling evidence of the cost effectiveness of bariatric surgery for obese patients. Obesity is linked with a number of conditions including diabetes which are not only debilitating for patients but also create a significant financial strain on …

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