Obesity spending rises seven-fold

Tanday, Sanjay
April 2009
GP: General Practitioner;4/10/2009, p4
The article focuses on the seven-fold increase of obesity spending among the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in Great Britain over the past three years. One survey shows that half of all PCTs increased their obesity budget and treated more patients than they had done in the previous two years. They consider discussing obesity epidemic as their key priority.


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