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Variation in public‐funded bariatric surgery intervention rate by New Zealand region

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 26 April 2019


Rinki Murphy
Mazin Ghafel
Michael Booth
Karen Bartholomew
Peter Sandiford
Grant Beban

Year of Publication



Internal Medical Journal, March 2019 [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)


This research analyses data related to the provision of bariatric surgery by DHBs across New Zealand and finds significant disparity. The research "highlights that public funded bariatric surgery needs to take into account population prevalence of morbid obesity to reduce inequities by geographical region."

Type of Study

Comparative study

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