Three charts on: Australia's growing rates of weight loss surgery

Hospital admissions for weight loss surgery more than doubled in the last decade, new data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) show.

That may sound like rates are high, but it is important to remember only a tiny fraction of Australians are eligible for weight loss surgery, and very few are getting it in our public hospitals.

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, includes laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, sleeve

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