Streamlining ethics review for multisite quality and safety initiatives: national bariatric surgery registry experience

Med J Aust 2016; 205 (5): 200-201
Authors: Wendy A Brown, Brittany R Smith, Melissa Boglis, Dianne L Brown, Margaret Anderson, Paul E O’Brien, John J McNeil, Ian D Caterson
“Bariatric surgery is burgeoning in Australia. In 2016, it is estimated that there will be over 15 000 such procedures performed in Australia at a direct cost of over $225 million. Yet there are no evidence-based guidelines directing who should be offered this surgery, nor are there any long-term community data documenting its safety and efficacy in Australia.”
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