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Delaying surgery for obese patients or smokers is a bad idea

07:29 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | British Medical Journal

It was recently reported that Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group planned to delay all elective surgery for obese patients for a year until they lost 10% of their weight and to smokers for six...

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