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Obesity surgery 'seen as quick fix'

Obesity surgery is often seen as a quick fix, without proper consideration of the risks, a review says.

The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death looked at the care given to more than 300 patients at NHS and private hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It found that many were given insufficient time or information to properly consent to the operations.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 18 Oct 2012
  • From the section Health
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