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.
Alfonso-Cristancho R, King WC, Mitchell JE, Ramanathan R, Sullivan SD, Belle SH, Flum DR. Longitudinal Evaluation of Work Status and Productivity After Bariatric Surgery. JAMA. 2016;316(15):1595-1597. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12040