Doctors back denial of treatment for smokers and the obese.

 

Source: The Guardian.

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Date of publication: 29th April, 2012.

Publication type: News item.

In a nutshell: This story discusses the controversial results of a survey on Doctors.net.uk which examined “lifestyle rationing” of health services. The survey reported that 54% of respondents felt that the NHS should have the right to withhold non-emergency treatment from patients who are overweight or who refuse to stop smoking. The story includes comment from professional bodies, NHS organisations and private sector groups.

Length of publication: 1 page.

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