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Inequalities in the provision of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity in Australia

Anna Peeters, Reannan L Cashen and Paul E O’Brien
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (11): 598-599.
Published online: 6 June 2005

Anna Peeters,* Reannan L Cashen, Paul E O’Brien

  • Anna Peeters1
  • Reannan L Cashen2
  • Paul E O’Brien2

  • 1 Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • 2 Centre for Obesity Research and Education, Monash University, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004.


Acknowledgements: 

All data were provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Anna Peeters is a VicHealth Research Fellow.

Competing interests:

Paul O’Brien is a bariatric surgeon who receives research funding from Inamed Health Corporation, manufacturers of the Bioenterics Lap Band. Inamed Health Corporation had no involvement in writing or submitting this letter.

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