Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accredation and Qualtiy improvement Program. The Participant Use Data File (PUF) is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant data file containing cases submitted to the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) Data Registry. The PUF contains patient-level, aggregate data and does not identify hospitals, health care providers, or patients. The intended purpose of this file is to provide researchers at participating sites with a data resource they can use to investigate and advance the quality of care delivered to the metabolic and bariatric surgical patient through the analysis of cases captured by MBSAQIP.
Description of Cohort:Metabolic and bariatric cases reported by MBSAQIP sites