Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Our Future in Healthcare

The Envy Of The World

Have Stalinist healthcare system, get Stalinist healthcare rationing.

"Appalling standards of care have been exposed at Mid-Staffordshire Hospitals trust, where between 400 and 1200 more patients died than would be expected in just three years, according to a damning report by the Healthcare Commission."

I think we can see where this one's going already.

"It is not clear how many patients died as a direct result of the failures but the Commission found that mortality rates in emergency care were between 27 per cent and 45 per cent higher than would be expected, equating to between 400 and 1,200 excess deaths."

Ah well, they're just numbers, faceless men and women who clutter up the day, isn't that right, box-tickers? A bout of hand-wringing, a liberal sprinkling of "lessons will be learned" and under the carpet it goes.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 07:59PM by Pete Moore

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