Skip to comments.Cooking the books on Grandma's health care
Posted on 11/03/2011 7:39:29 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
The British medical journal Lancet reported last month that 32% of elderly American patients undergo surgery in the year before they die, a statistic culled from Medicare data. In an accompanying editorial, Dr. Amy Kelley of Mount Sinai School of Medicine labeled the 32% figure a "call to action"to reduce costly surgeries, intensive-care stays and other high-intensity care for the elderly. Her call was parroted in hundreds of media outlets nationwide. But advocates for limiting health-care spending on the elderly are distorting science to make their argument.
Don't be bamboozled: The Lancet investigators looked only at patients who died...
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Young liberals are always in favor of limiting Gramma’s health care. Then one day, they are old themselves - and they join the AARP.
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