What does the growing overweight population really mean for design?
Those working in the healthcare sector of design and construction have likely encountered issues to do with the growing demographic and specialty of medicine referred to as bariatrics, a branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of obesity. While many organizations have been proactive in the healthcare sector with creating facilities that will allow larger individuals access, limited information and guidance has been available, and these organizations have largely relied on their experience with this type of patient and the collective knowledge they have accumulated in responding to this patient group.
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