Posts Tagged ‘hospitals’

5 Ways Obesity Will Change Hospitals

February 11, 2014 — Obesity will change hospitals as they face the fact that they must adapt and accommodate patients with obesity. The latest report in the annual series by Novation finds that only 25% of 125 hospitals surveyed have invested to accommodate patients with severe obesity. Here are five key changes that hospitals must make: Architectural Design. Doorways […]

Four Steps to Eliminate Weight Bias in Hospitals

June 5, 2013 — As patient satisfaction becomes a key measure for success, weight bias in hospitals is becoming an intolerable liability. A recent study published in Obesity demonstrates how physician weight bias can lead to doctor shopping, compromised continuity of care, avoidable emergency department visits, and higher costs. Speaking for the Obesity Society, ConscienHealth founder Ted Kyle offers […]