Comparison of perioperative bariatric complications using 2 large databases: does the data add up?
Benjamin Clapp, Carl D Devemark, Robert Jones, Christopher Dodoo, Indika Mallawaarachchi, Alan Tyroch
Surg Obes Relat Dis | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database is a prospective clinical database that looks at short-term (30-day) outcomes of bariatric surgery. The Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF) is an administrative database that uses hospital discharge information to compile data on admission and discharge diagnoses. OBJECTIVE: To determine interdatabase reliability for common bariatric complications. SETTING: University hospital, United States METHODS: The Texas Inpatient PUDF and MBSAQIP were queried for patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass in the year 2015. Admission diagnoses of morbid obesity with a ..View full abstract