Should treatment depend on BMI?

Bostock, Nick
December 2005
GP: General Practitioner;12/2/2005, p21
The article reports that suggestions that obese patients be denied referrals have divided physicians. Spiralling deficits across the NHS have left many primary care organisations (PCOs) desperate to cut referrals to secondary care to rein in costs. GPs understand that trusts' need to work within budgets, but exactly where PCOs draw the line is proving controversial.


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