Bariatric surgery barriers: a review using Andersen's Model of Health Services Use.


Journal Article (Review)

Severe obesity affects nearly 20 million adults in the United States and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for weight loss and resolution of obesity-related co-morbidities. Of adults with severe obesity,<1% undergo bariatric surgery annually. Both contextual (health system, clinicians, and community) and individual factors contribute to the underutilization of bariatric surgery. In this review, we summarize potential barriers to undergoing bariatric surgery within the framework of Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Imbus, JR; Voils, CI; Funk, LM

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 404 - 412

PubMed ID

  • 29249585

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29249585

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-7533

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soard.2017.11.012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States