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Physicians, trainees fail to address childhood obesity

Residency Program Insider, August 7, 2015

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Physicians and trainees are not identifying or addressing overweight/obesity in hospitalized children, according to a study in The Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers reviewed charts for 300 children with overweight/obesity and found that physicians and trainees only identified it 8.3% of the time and only addressed it 4%. The study found that interns were the most likely to document overweight/obesity in the patient’s history.

Source: The Journal of Pediatrics



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