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“Death Panels” Alive and Well in the UK – Is US Next?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/28 19:26:34

The UK has a government healthcare system much like the one Obama wants to implement here in the States. It’s run by the National Health Service and is funded mostly by taxes. Different “care pathways” are used to manage each patient’s health depending on the severity of illness. If the patient’s condition is beyond treatable and death is imminent, the patient is put on the “Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient” (LCP). The LCP functions much like hospice care here in the US. Its function is to keep patients as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their last hours of life.

Nourishment is provided by tube, strong sedatives such as morphine are administered, and since treatment for their illness is halted, patients usually die within about 33 hours of being placed on the LCP. Nearly 30% of people who die in the hospital every year in the UK are people on the LCP. That’s about 130,000 people. Some are deeply concerned that doctors are taking advantage of this particular care pathway by using it as a tool to euthanize thousands of elderly patients per year.


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  • bricklyn 2012/07/29 01:21:21
    bricklyn
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    America already has death panel in the private sectors who refuse to pay for much needed health care but has continuously refused to do so as it is too expensive or the patient has gone over their medical limit.

    Why are you continuing to lie about the new health care when you fail to see what has gone on in the past?
  • Tee Quake 2012/07/28 23:05:00
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    Yep, that appears to be the master plan.
  • Flamingolady 2012/07/28 22:12:13
  • DS in Oak Ridge NC 2012/07/28 21:06:04
    DS in Oak Ridge NC
    +2
    Delayed / deferred care is indistinguishable from denied care. Rationing will result from reducing incentives to Docs (Supply) while giving millions Cards that say they have insurance (Demand) - if they can get access. And if they do, they better not have a resource-intensive illness or disorder, or they may not be eligible for state of the art care.
  • Chukroast 2012/07/28 20:46:09
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    Soylent Green is COMING!
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/28 19:27:24
    ~ The Rebel ~
    According to Professor Pullicino, an English neurologist, many patients’ conditions are not properly analyzed prior to being placed on the LCP and are placed there simply to free up beds or to get rid of difficult-to-deal-with elderly patients.

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