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Li X, Lewis KH, Callaway K
Suitability of administrative claims databases for bariatric surgery research - is the glass half-full or half-empty?
The authors assessed the availability and validity of claims-based weight-related diagnosis codes among bariatric surgery patients who underwent adjusted gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy. They found that claims-based weight-related diagnosis codes had excellent validity before and after bariatric surgical operation but suboptimal availability after operation. Claims databases can be used for bariatric surgery studies of non-weight-related effectiveness and safety outcomes that are well-captured.
Citation: Li X, Lewis KH, Callaway K . Suitability of administrative claims databases for bariatric surgery research - is the glass half-full or half-empty? BMC Med Res Methodol 2020 Sep 7;20(1):225. doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01106-8..
Keywords: Obesity: Weight Management, Obesity, Surgery, Health Services Research (HSR), Research Methodologies