When it comes to outpatient office visit, the treatment of patient height and weight is more like a retail pharmacy setting than it is a clinical encounter. Physicians and nurses at such venues have been accommodating patients on measurement units in America right up to now. If any U.S.-based physician has unilaterally begun using a scale that measures ONLY kilograms and meters, I’d like to know. My doctor, modern in other respects, uses the same kind of scale in use I was a child in the 1950s, the medical beam scale, and this scale has NO metric readouts.
Sadly, we have much to learn from the educational power of the COVID-19 pandemic.Nany principles if epidemiology became part and parcel if Anerican siciety in a dew days. Now , I certainly don’t seek a pandemic to advance the goal, but If the countermeasures to this disease had required metrication, office-visit pounds and feet would have been banished from U.S. healthcare in the twinkling of an eye. > On May 22, 2020, at 11:19, Mark Henschel <mwhensch...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Sorry to bust your bubble, but, having been to several hospitals lately, I > can attest to the fact that the hospitals I visited all used junk units/ When > the nurse asked me how tall I was, I said "168". She acted like she did not > no what I was talking about. I stated several times that I am 75 kilograms > and my temperature is 37 degrees, but nobody believed me and insisted on > using devices measuring in junk units to get my vital statistics. I told the > doctor I had lost 25 kilograms over the last three months, and he could not > believe I would use kilograms. > American medicine is not only the most expensive in the world, with worse > outcomes than all other industrialized countries, but we are also losing one > third of the deaths due to corona virus worldwide with only four percent of > the population of this planet. I switch the scales to kilograms every time I > go to the doctor, but it just makes me look weird and nobody seems to > appreciate how much easier SI would be in a medical setting. > MArk Henschel > > Virus-free. > https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avg.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cusma%40lists.colostate.edu%7C8fd21b29d0794a0b1ed308d7fea5e40a%7Cafb58802ff7a4bb1ab21367ff2ecfc8b%7C0%7C0%7C637257860766590038&sdata=cbkffaYDfn3DEAmYQxTb%2BSUBc3bh8HiguYYIFeATsOk%3D&reserved=0 > >> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 10:27 AM Michael Payne <metricmik...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> I believe all US hospitals also use kilogram body mass and centimetres as >> well as celsius. >> >> >>> On 20 May 2020, at 22:24, Martin Vlietstra <vliets...@btinternet.com> wrote: >>> >>> In the UK hospitals use metric units for height and weight measurements >>> while in Australia everybody uses kilograms. Since Ancestry.com is a >>> world-wide organisation, it makes sense to give users the option of either >>> units. >>> >>> From: USMA [mailto:usma-boun...@lists.colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Michael >>> Payne >>> Sent: 20 May 2020 06:29 >>> To: USMA List Server >>> Subject: [USMA 1410] Ancestry survey >>> >>> I recently received a survey from Ancestry.com regarding a genetic survey >>> on Covid19, they want to see if anyone who’s had a DNA test with Ancestry >>> has had or been exposed to Covid 19. One of the interesting aspects were >>> when it got near the end of the survey they asked for your height and >>> weight, apart from “American Standard” as they termed it you could choose >>> metric which gave you the option of cm and kg for height and weight. >>> >>> Mike Payne >> >> _______________________________________________ >> USMA mailing list >> USMA@lists.colostate.edu >> https://lists.colostate.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/usma > > > Virus-free. > https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avg.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cusma%40lists.colostate.edu%7C8fd21b29d0794a0b1ed308d7fea5e40a%7Cafb58802ff7a4bb1ab21367ff2ecfc8b%7C0%7C0%7C637257860766590038&sdata=cbkffaYDfn3DEAmYQxTb%2BSUBc3bh8HiguYYIFeATsOk%3D&reserved=0 > _______________________________________________ > USMA mailing list > USMA@lists.colostate.edu > https://lists.colostate.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/usma
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