This dissemination packet by the PCORnet® Bariatric Study (PBS) provides information on how the team engaged patients by partnering with Smart Patients, an online community of more than 10,000 active members. Researchers can utilize this document to gain a better understanding of how to leverage the Smart Patients online community for their own research projects.

The study reported in this document was conducted using PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

The study was funded by PCORI through PCORI Award OBS-1505-30683.

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