The study is the first to examine the reliability of decisions to very clear candidates for surgery.

20 percent of bariatric surgery candidates not psychologically cleared for surgery A new study by Rhode Island Hospital and Dark brown University researchers reported that 18 % of 500 candidates for bariatric surgery didn’t receive the initial psychiatric clearance for the surgery. The study is the first to examine the reliability of decisions to very clear candidates for surgery, and the largest to determine the %age of candidates who are not cleared and detail the nice reasons for exclusion. It was published in the October edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry lese .