Expert discusses physician refusal to treat certain patients

05/6/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

It is rare for physicians to refuse to treat patients on grounds such as ethnicity or body weight, but it does occur, notes a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medical ethical standards and legal protections prohibit physicians from refusing to deliver care to patients based on certain criteria, and some advocates argue obesity should be protected as well.

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