October 8, 2012
Under Obamacare, it will never get this bad, will it?
The headline and teaser say a lot. From The Telegraph: "Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards" "Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today." It gets grimmer: The death toll was disclosed by the Government amid mounting concern over the dignity of patients on NHS wards. They will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care. Last night there were warnings that they must prompt action by the NHS and care home regulators to prevent further deaths among patients. The Office for National Statistics figures also showed that: * as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals; * there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in hospitals; * 78...(Read Full Post)