Study: Patients who are overweight switch doctors more frequently

05/23/2013 |

A study in the journal Obesity revealed patients who were overweight were 19% more likely to switch physicians repeatedly than their normal-weight counterparts, while those who were obese were 37% more likely to do so. Such "doctor shopping" may result in disrupted health care, the researchers noted, and they found overweight and obese patients who engage in doctor shopping were 85% more likely to use emergency department care.

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