[Bariatric surgery]

The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum)
Record ID 32011001709
Authors' objectives:

Does bariatric surgery have a positive effect on mortality and sequelae of obesity, compared with other treatments, or no treatment?

Authors' recommendations: It is previously well documented that bariatric surgery is effective in terms of sustained weight reduction.There is, albeit with low level of evidence, support for a positive effect in terms of mortality rate and diabetes.The prerequisites to be able to conduct rigorous randomized trials are considered small.Complication risks are judged to be reasonable in comparison with benefits of the intervention.There is a displacement problem regarding other surgical care.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
Contact Name: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Contact Email: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Copyright: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum), Region Vastra Gotaland
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