Monday, January 16, 2012

The Big, Fat MVNHS© Gets Creative

In what can only be called a very big deal, the Much Vaunted National Health Service© has come up with a really clever way to handle morbidly obese Brits who need CT scans:

"NHS hospitals have resorted to asking zoos and vets to scan patients who are too obese to fit into hospital scanners."

To be fair, this actually makes sense: rather than deny these folks any diagnostic options, this at least gives them some hope.

And, of course, room.

And from the Learn Something New Every Day© Dept:

"The practice of referring patients to zoos is commonplace in America where obesity has reached epidemic levels."

"Commonplace." Uh-hunh.

'Cept for one small problem: No, it isn't.
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