Comment on: Black-versus-White racial disparities in 30-day outcomes at Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program–accredited centers: a needed quality indicator.

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      I read with great interest the article by Yang et al. and commend the authors for conceptualizing an approach to addressing disparities in care for patients pursuing bariatric surgery. Analyzing the MBSAQIP database from 2015 – 2019, the authors assessed if race-based disparities were quantifiable, using the current methodology that generates the Semiannual Report (SAR), to support the creation of a “Disparities Metric”.
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