Hospitals performing most bariatric surgeries may have the best outcomes

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “Hospitals that perform the most bariatric surgeries had the best outcomes,” according to a study conducted by the independent healthcare ratings company Healthgrades.

After examining “data on bariatric surgeries performed in 478 hospitals across 19 states between 2008 and 2010,” researchers found that “overall, patients treated in 5-star hospitals were 72% less likely to experience complications than patients treated in 1-star hospitals.”

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