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8 trends in bariatric surgery from MSAC review

A review from the Medicare gatekeeper committee MSAC provides a snapshot of the uptake of Medicare-subsidised bariatric surgery for obesity in Australia. The report for the Medical Services Advisory Committee reveals that since the introduction of eight new or amended MBS items for the bariatric weight loss procedures in 2013-14, the annual number of primary bariatric surgeries ...

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