GPs fail pa­tients

Isis Town and Country - - News -

A NA­TIONAL study re­leased shows many GPs fail to recog­nise over­weight and obe­sity, with many Aus­tralians in­cor­rectly clas­si­fied.

The re­search, pub­lished in the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Jour­nal of Public Health, found one in four over­weight or obese pa­tients did not con­sider them­selves over­weight or obese.

One in five over­weight or obese pa­tients were not con­sid­ered over­weight or obese by their GP, and both pa­tients and GP’s failed to recog­nise over­weight or obe­sity in one in six cases of un­healthy weight.

More in­for­ma­tion about Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land is avail­able at can­cerqld.org.au or phone 13 11 20.

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