Bariatric Surgery Mortality Rates Lower at Accredited Centers

A new study showed a threefold reduction in mortality when bariatric surgery is performed at accredited, instead of non-accredited, bariatric centers, according to a General Surgery News report.

Researchers looked at 35,000 bariatric operations performed between Oct. 2007 and Dec. 2009 and found the mortality rate was 0.06 percent at accredited centers and 0.21 percent at non-accredited centers. When adjusting for comorbidities on admission, the gap grew from a low of 0.04 percent at accredited centers to a high of 0.48 percent at non-accredited centers.

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