Ambulance For Obese People

When I heard this story, I reflected on two things:

  • This is a sad state of our reality that people are so heavy that the EMTs can’t get them from their house to the hospital; and
  • Why is this happening in Boston.

I think we all know the obesity statistics in the US.  This is a crisis / epidemic that all of us in healthcare will be dealing with the for the rest of our lives…so, from that perspective, retrofitting hospital beds, stretchers, ambulances, etc. is a reality.

On the flipside, Massachusetts is the second healthiest state in the country so why not start this service in some other state where the likelihood of having an obese patient is higher?

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