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Research Letter
October 18, 2016

Longitudinal Evaluation of Work Status and Productivity After Bariatric Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 3Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, North Dakota
  • 4University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2016;316(15):1595-1597. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12040

Obesity is associated with sick leave, disability, and workplace injuries.1,2 Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for patients with severe obesity.3,4 Evidence is limited regarding the relationship between bariatric surgery and work productivity. We assessed working status and productivity change in the first 3 years following surgery for severe obesity.

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