Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Costs of the Obesity Epidemic

Just came across this video from CNN.com, which reports that Kansas patients weighing over 350lbs will see their cost of riding an ambulance nearly double to over $1000 per trip.  Lifting and transporting obese patients can be dangerous, both for the ambulance crew and the patient.  As the obesity epidemic continues, there's going to be an increase in need for these kinds of specialized equipment to safely accommodate heavier patients.

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