Hospital bed designed for obese patients
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NHS unprepared for obese patients

A lack of specialist equipment and training means the NHS is ill-equipped to deal with the number of obese people it has to treat, a study suggests.

Analysis of records in England and Wales highlighted a range issues including problems with drug doses and surgery, and a shortage of equipment designed to cope with very heavy patients.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 26 Jul 2011
  • From the section Health
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