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July 31, 2019

Racial Differences Influence Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

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  • 1School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
JAMA Surg. 2019;154(11):1077. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2329

To the Editor We appreciate the study by Wood et al1 showing significantly higher rates of 30-day complications and resource utilization and lower weight loss at 1 year in black patients compared with white patients, thus emphasizing the need to consider racial differences in optimizing patient outcomes after bariatric surgery. However, we believe it is important to discuss the limitations of this study.

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