Variations in bariatric surgical care pathways: a national costing study on the variability of services and impact on costs

Eleanor Grieve, Ruth M. Mackenzie, Jane Munro, Joanne O’Donnell, Sally Stewart, Abdulmajid Ali, Duff Bruce, Miranda Trevor, Jennifer Logue

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Abstract

Background
We undertook a survey of all bariatric centres in Scotland in order to describe current pre- and post- operative care, to estimate their costs and explore differences in financial impact.

Methods
A questionnaire was distributed to each health centre. Descriptive statistics were used to present average costs per patient along with 95% confidence intervals, and a range of costs.

Results
Results show nearly a five-fold difference for post-operative services (range £226-£1071) and more than a three-fold difference for post-operative services (range £259-£896).

Conclusion
There is a lack of evidence base and a clear requirement for the evaluation of bariatric surgical services to identify the care pathways pre- and post-surgery which lead to largest improvements in health outcomes and remain cost-effective.
Original languageEnglish
Article number43
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Obesity
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Care pathways
  • Costing study

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