HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Obese patients should not be discriminated against for treatment

Obese patients deserve the same standard of care as their non-obese counterparts, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet.

Because of financial pressures, denial of joint-replacement surgery to patients with a body-mass index greater than 30 became a policy of UK National Health Service primary-care trusts there in November, 2005. In America obese people are finding similar attitudes among surgeons: some refuse to operate on them at all; some insist they lose weight first.

The Lancet comments: "Denying a service to a consumer may be an appropriate, if hard-nosed, business decision. But medicine is not just any business. Obese patients deserve care, just like their non-obese counterparts."


'"/>

Contact: Joe Santangelo
j.santangelo@elsevier.com
212-633-3810
Lancet
16-Mar-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Obese girls less likely to attend college
2. Obese patients run higher risk of post-operative complications
3. Double jeopardy: Obese smokers at higher risk of death
4. Obese men more carb intolerant than obese women
5. Obese older women may be more prone to frailty
6. Obese women with breast cancer may be undertreated
7. Obese workers pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds
8. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
9. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
10. Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
11. Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Obese patients should not discriminated against for treatment

(Date:5/27/2015)... 28, 2015 Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical ... House May 30 from noon-2p.m. in the auditorium. ... caregivers can offer full-time assistance to Veterans in their ... comprehensive survey process conducted by the medical center staff. ... a medical foster home, the caregiver must provide monthly ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 StatRad, a ... services, is pleased to introduce Mr. Chris E. Hafey ... has a proven track record of leading new development ... technology domain. He most recently served as the Chief ... the role of Chief Architect for Vital Images. , ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Ticket Down is a reputable source for 2015 ... been super hot during the 2014-15 NBA season and they delighted ... a final score of 118-88. , For the Cavaliers, ... 2006-2007 when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs. Once ... the Cavaliers making it to the NBA finals increased tenfold. ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 “ Nursing Homes are starting ... reads the title of a recent April 2015 New York ... loved ones to the hospital, 20-plus years of research have ... shows that high-quality nursing homes are both safer for older ... quality of nursing homes varying widely, patients and family members ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... While hair transplantation has been used successfully for ... conducted by a physician member of the International Society ... grafting can help treat patients with non-healing chronic leg ... which offers research grants for the purpose of relevant ... the past decade, numerous scientific studies have corroborated clinical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:StatRad Introduces Mr. Chris E. Hafey as Chief Technology Officer, and the Release of its Advanced Pure HTML5 DICOM Image Uploader 2Health News:Cavs NBA Finals Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 NBA Finals Tickets at Quicken Loans Arena and Offers Valuable Promo Code 2Health News:BestNursingHomes.com Launches on National Senior Health and Fitness Day 2Health News:New Research Finds Hair Grafting a Promising Therapy for Chronic Leg Ulcers - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Awards Research Grant 2Health News:New Research Finds Hair Grafting a Promising Therapy for Chronic Leg Ulcers - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Awards Research Grant 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... YORK , May 27, 2015 Protein ... source, based on differences in their physical properties. The ... the largest amount of functional protein with fewest contaminants. ... to grow at a CAGR of around 5% to ... driven by increased research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... May 27, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  "2015 ... Market"  report to their offering. ... issues pertaining to the US NAT laboratory ... demographic, social and technological trends with significant ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 ... the addition of the  "Asia Pacific Open System ... - 2019)"  report to their offering.  ... Asia Pacific market is the fastest ... a powerful diagnostic tool which is replacing CT ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Protein Purification & Isolation Market by Technology by Product by Application & End User - Global Forecast to 2020 2Protein Purification & Isolation Market by Technology by Product by Application & End User - Global Forecast to 2020 3United States Nucleic Acid Testing Market Strategies 2015-2020 2Asia Pacific Open System MRI Market Trends and Forecasts 2015-2019 2
Cached News: