‘Destination care’ lowers costs, improves satisfaction in bariatric surgery

LAS VEGAS — A national destination care program for bariatric surgery can be both safe and effective, with an analysis suggesting the model is associated with higher satisfaction metrics and similar 30-day clinical outcomes for complications and readmissions when compared with non-destination care programs, according to findings presented at ObesityWeek.Providers have legitimate concerns about corporate-sponsored destination care programs, which are increasingly being used to manage employee costs and ensure quality, Mark Dudash, MD, a general surgery resident with Geisinger MedicalRead More

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