This report, the first in a series of six surgical reports, addresses the growing problem of obesity in the United States. Topics include the decision to use bariatric surgery, trends and regional variation in bariatric surgery rates, the quality of surgical care, and patient outcomes. The report also calls into question the feasibility of treating the obesity epidemic with surgery. Download the report, press release, or data table.
The Dartmouth Atlas has produced the first report showing the patterns of care received by nearly the entire population of infants and children in Northern New England for ambulatory physician services, hospitalization, common surgery, imaging, and outpatient prescription fills. Read the report, press release, download data tables, or purchase a hardcover or paperback copy.
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