Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Video: Need to improve healthcare for larger patients (UK)

The NHS is poorly prepared to treat obese patients, an analysis of patient safety records suggests. The Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust team reviewed nearly 400 cases submitted to the National Patient Safety Agency to identify what mistakes were being made. The researchers highlighted a range of issues, including problems with drug doses, ventilation and surgery. Kathryn Szrodecki, who campaigns on behalf of overweight people, and GP Dr Rosemary Leonard, discuss the healthcare needs of larger patients - BBC

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