EDs and the stronger toilets

Emergency care of the obese is stressing out the system:

“The major burden on the emergency system is on prehospital care,” said Dr. Jay Goldman, national medical director of Ambulance Services/EMS for Kaiser Permanente in California. “Extricating these patients from crashes takes longer, is more difficult, and moving them from their homes to the ambulance, down three flights of stairs, is dangerous to providers.”

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