NHS crisis: Obese patients 'are eating themselves to DEATH' to get free gastric surgery

NHS crisis: Obese patients 'are eating themselves to DEATH' to get free gastric surgery
 

It comes as research has shown that hospital doctors are seeing an overweight patient every 15 seconds. 
Weight-related health problems are costing hospitals almost £2billion every year. 
There were a record 632,975 hospital appointments last year where medics noted that the patient was obese, NHS digital records show. 
This is a rise of 19 per cent in the past year and more than double the number it was four years earlier.  
Doctors reported cases where obese patients were so desperate for help they ate more so that they could become fat enough to meet criteria for NHS stomach-shrinking... read more

 
7 November 2017 in Health, Views: 40
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