Hospitals Super-sizing Equipment For Obese Patients

Health-care facilities are making accommodations to take care of their heaviest patients.

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  • The Obesity Problem in U.S. Hospitals | The Hospitalist
    Some hospitals are investing a great deal of money in caring for obese individuals, from lifting and moving equipment such as stretchers, wheelchairs, and lifts, to furniture such as beds and chairs, to medical equipment, including blood pressure cuffs, longer needles, and retractors.
    02/21/2020 - 6:35 am | View Website
  • A Heavy Burden: Obesity in the Hospital
    At the higher end of the medical equipment market, some hospitals are investing in larger CT scanners and MRI machines so that obese patients can fit. Ambulance services around the world, including the Welsh Ambulance Service, have spent thousands on custom-widened ambulances with reinforced stretchers and winches to move obese patients.
    02/19/2020 - 3:02 am | View Website
  • NHS spends millions on larger equipment for obese people ...
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    02/18/2020 - 6:41 pm | View Website
  • New trend: Hospitals are changing to accommodate obese ...
    Making these changes is a necessity now that hospitals see morbidly obese patients routinely. St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL, on average treats patients who weigh more than 400 lbs. once a week. And while patients who weigh more than 600 lbs. are a rarity, the facility’s still prepared to treat them.
    02/18/2020 - 6:41 pm | View Website
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    02/18/2020 - 4:51 am | View Website
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