The case for publicly funded bariatric surgery

Australia should extend the availability of publicly funded bariatric surgery for obese patients with co-morbid conditions, according to a study that shows patients remain motivated despite not paying for their own treatment.

“One might argue if you’re not paying for a certain treatment you are not valuing it and you may not have as good outcomes as someone who paid for the treatment,” says lead researcher Associate Professor Tania Markovic

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