Purpose The epidemic of obesity has determined an important rise in popularity for bariatric surgery (BS) in France. The role of general practitioners (GPs) in the decision-making process of candidates to BS as well as in their life-long follow-up after surgery is therefore destined to grow up. The aim of this survey was to provide a picture of the actual knowledge of GPs about BS. Methods The link to an e-questionnaire composed of 20 multiple choice questions was sent to all the 101 Departmental Councils of the French Medical Board, accompanied by a letter explaining the objectives of the study. Councils were asked to distribute the e-questionnaire to GPs in their department. Results A total of 2224 GPs were solicited by e-mail in six departments and 288 surveys were completed, representing a 12.9% response rate. A proportion as high as 97.2% of GPs reported taking care of at least one patient operated on for BS and 88.5% declared having referred at least one patient for BS. Nevertheless, a considerable proportion of GPs declared not to have sufficient knowledge to manage BS patients. Moreover, 86.1% wished to receive more education and 83.7% declared to be available for participating in follow-up.
Obesity Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 8, 2018
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