Medical field lacks eating-disorder treatments

15.11.2011                      18.Cheschwan. 5772

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Medical field lacks eating-disorder treatments

Israeli women have highest rate of body dissatisfaction, says head of Rambam Medical Center clinic.

The lack of medical services to treat sufferers of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders cause the preventable deaths of teens and adults, experts said on Monday.
A daylong symposium at the Knesset organized by the Israel Association for Eating Disorders along with Health Lobby head Kadima MK Rachel Adatto heard that at the same time hospitals are reimbursed for only half the expenses such units cost them, many millions are wasted in inappropriate care at designated inpatient hospital departments and day hospital units….