Policy & Measurement

Insurance Type and Weight Loss Surgery Outcome – Does Insurance Type Predict Bariatric Surgery Follow-up and Outcome at 12 Months Postsurgery?

The objective of this paper is to identify potential differences in weight loss outcome and adherence to follow-up visit protocol between patients receiving employer-based commercial insurance, and those receiving Medicaid. Through extensive research, this paper concludes that Insurance type and patient demographics are associated with differences in follow-up rates among the sample of bariatric patients.