Evolution of Bariatric Quality Initiatives
Quality improvement characterizes bariatric surgery throughout its brief history. In this chapter we will review early quality initiatives focusing on data collection via registries such as the International Bariatric Surgery Registry and BAROS. Subsequent evolutions in the study of quality include the professional society efforts such as the ASMBS/Surgical Review Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence program but also other smaller regional initiatives such as the Betsy Lehman initiative and the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative. Finally we will overview the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) developed through the combined efforts of ASMBS and the American College of Surgeons.
KeywordsQuality improvement Data collection registry Bariatric surgery National data BOLD MBSAQIP IBSR BAROS Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative Betsy Lehman Center
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