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Survey: 28% of hospitals renovated last year to accommodate the obese

Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2010
Hospitals have renovated facilities and purchased specialized medical products to handle their obese patients, a survey shows. The market research report by Novation, a healthcare group purchasing company, included responses from about 300 hospitals and health organizations. It found that 61% of respondents had seen a slight or significant increase in admissions of the morbidly obese since 2008.