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Harrisburg, PA 17120


Phone: 717-346-0469
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Obesity 
Obesity 

Obesity is an increasingly prevalent problem that affects the healthcare system and patients. Not all obese patients require special care and equipment, but class III obese patients have different needs. Class III obese patients are identified as having a body mass index greater than or equal to 40 or weighing 100 pounds or more than their ideal body weight. Class III obese patients, in particular, may often require special equipment, different policies, or extra staff in order to ensure appropriate care and patient satisfaction.

 

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