Standardized Outcomes Reporting in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
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Executive Summary of ASMBS Outcome Reporting Standards
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to authors and editors who write, review, and publish manuscripts focusing on bariatric and metabolic surgery. In addition to providing consistency within the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery, standardized outcome reporting will provide a uniform method of communicating our findings throughout the medical literature.
When appropriate for the study design, the percentage of patients comprising the original study group who complete each follow-up period reported for the study should be reported (i.e., report the numerator and denominator available for follow-up at each time point reported).
For prospective studies, percent follow-up should represent the percentage of patients from the original study group(s) who remained in the study until the study endpoint(s) are reached or for the final reported follow-up interval. The reasons for patient attrition...
KeywordsMetabolic Bariatric Standardized outcomes reporting
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