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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 587–606 | Cite as

Standardized Outcomes Reporting in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Stacy A. BrethauerEmail author
  • Julie Kim
  • Maher el Chaar
  • Pavlos Papasavas
  • Dan Eisenberg
  • Ann Rogers
  • Naveen Ballem
  • Mark Kligman
  • Shanu Kothari
  • for the ASMBS Clinical Issues Committee
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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.

Follow-Up

% Follow-Up

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...

Keywords

Metabolic Bariatric Standardized outcomes reporting 

Notes

Conflict of Interest

None of the authors or committee members have any relevant disclosures. No funding was provided for this work.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stacy A. Brethauer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julie Kim
    • 2
  • Maher el Chaar
    • 3
  • Pavlos Papasavas
    • 4
  • Dan Eisenberg
    • 5
  • Ann Rogers
    • 6
  • Naveen Ballem
    • 7
  • Mark Kligman
    • 8
  • Shanu Kothari
    • 9
  • for the ASMBS Clinical Issues Committee
  1. 1.Bariatric and Metabolic CenterDigestive Disease InstituteClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, School of MedicineTufts UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgerySt. Luke’s HospitalAllentownUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryHartford HospitalHartfordUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryStanford University and Palo Alto VA Health Care CenterPalo AltoUSA
  6. 6.Department of SurgeryPenn State UniversityHersheyUSA
  7. 7.Center for Advanced Surgical Weight LossMontclairUSA
  8. 8.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA
  9. 9.Department of SurgeryGundersen Health SystemLa CrosseUSA

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