The PCORnet® Bariatric Study (PBS) team shares their approach to meaningfully including stakeholders in their study. Specifically, the team discusses their manuscript development process and how they leveraged Smart Patients, an existing online patient community platform. This information can be utilized by researchers to help guide their patient engagement approaches in healthcare research studies.

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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