Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Medscape: Can a Hospital Say, "Only Thin Doctors Can Work Here"?

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

To put it bluntly, should hospitals hire employees who are overweight?

A hospital in Texas, Citizens Medical Center, has said that it is not going to hire anybody -- doctors, health staff, nurses -- who is overweight. For them, that means a body mass index of over 35 kg/m2; or in other words, for a 5'10" man, if you weigh more than about 250 lb, you wouldn't get hired at this particular Texas facility.

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