Anastomotic leaks cause a significant clinical and economic burden on patients undergoing bariatric and colorectal surgeries. Current literature shows a wide variation in incidence of anastomotic leaks and a significant gap in associated economic metrics. This analysis utilized claims data to quantify the full episode-of-care cost burden of leaks following colorectal and bariatric surgeries.
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