Session Overview and Target Audience
The purpose of this session is to discuss the utilization of various quality initiatives in optimizing bariatric outcomes. This course is intended for surgeons, medical physicians, residents, medical students and integrated health professionals who participate in the care of bariatric patients or have an interest in clinical outcomes.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Review the evolution of quality initiatives and the impact of accreditation on patient outcomes.
- List the contributions of both regional collaboratives and national quality improvement programs in optimizing patient care.
- Discuss recent updates on the safety profile and survival benefits of bariatric surgery.