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Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year
UK Daily Mail | 20 June 2012 | Steve Doughty

Posted on 06/20/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT by roughman

NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday.

Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.

He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.

It is designed to come into force when doctors believe it is impossible for a patient to recover and death is imminent.

It can include withdrawal of treatment – including the provision of water and nourishment by tube – and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161869/Top-doctors-chilling-claim-The-NHS-kills-130-000-elderly-patients-year.html#ixzz1yK7gbr7D


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: romney; romneybringsdeath; romneycare; romneydeathpanels; vanity
Sarah was correct, death panels are coming this way with obamacare/socialized medicine.
1 posted on 06/20/2012 2:20:03 AM PDT by roughman
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To: roughman

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161869/Top-doctors-chilling-claim-The-NHS-kills-130-000-elderly-patients-year.html#ixzz1yK7gbr7D

link


2 posted on 06/20/2012 2:31:52 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Thanx, I tried to put the link in when I posted, but it kept kicking back.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 2:47:03 AM PDT by roughman ( but people chose darkness instead of light : JOHN 3:19)
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To: roughman
..and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.

I think I read they are reopening the Tower of London and using it as a hospice. / s

4 posted on 06/20/2012 3:00:02 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: roughman

But there are priorities in society that must be met, like having the resources available to provide condoms for law students. It’s the needs of the many over the needs of the few. The elderly are no longer paying taxes, and are therefore drains on the system. Money must be available to pay for programs on diversity and to support illegal immigration. We must have our priorities straight.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 3:01:41 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: roughman

Coming to a hospital near you.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 3:23:07 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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Care Pathway

Sounds a lot better than Death by Starvation doesn't it.

7 posted on 06/20/2012 3:29:11 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Once we crossed the medicine curve and got people up from age 65 range of living....for another ten to fifteen years...we were just creating more elderly patients to dump somewhere, and become someone’s problem. That’s the sad part of this story.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 3:29:43 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: roughman

It’s called MengeleCare, though here in America it also goes by the name ObamaCare.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 3:30:03 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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10 posted on 06/20/2012 3:30:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: roughman

The authors of Newspeak would be proud. Liverpool Care Pathway!

US malcontents who lament that European socialist health care is supposedly twice as cheap ought to remember what is had for the money. You get some paper flowers and a good bye note.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 3:36:23 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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I guess this is what Berwick had in mind when he said, “Britain, you chose well.”


12 posted on 06/20/2012 4:02:54 AM PDT by djpg
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I have had several people in my family who lived beyond or near a 100... and every one of them said the secret was to stay away from the hospital.

My great grandmother who lived to be 103 lived the last 10 years of her life in a wheel chair because she refused to go to the hospital to get a hip replacement (a fairly simple procedure) because she KNEW she would never leave alive if she went.

13 posted on 06/20/2012 5:10:03 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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No Liverpool care protocol for politicians. It’s because they don’t like being murdered by being starved.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 5:13:21 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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MengeleCare

Post of the day!

Josef Mengele = The Angel Of Death of Auschwitz.

15 posted on 06/20/2012 5:18:40 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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MengeleCare

I didn’t make that one up. I read it here in FR back in 2009. I don’t know if the term was coined be a FReeper or not. If so, I wish he or she would step forward and claim credit. I’d like to say “Bravo!” It is a great term and describes the “Affordable Health Care Act” perfectly.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 5:50:56 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: roughman; All

17 posted on 06/20/2012 5:54:06 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I have had several people in my family who lived beyond or near a 100... and every one of them said the secret was to stay away from the hospital.
I agree with this, for several different reasons.

First there's the whole question of secondary infections, which is literally a killer.

And of course there's just poor care in general, and doctors cutting corners, and a system that is absolutely biased against older people.

But more importantly, if you decide early in life (and that can mean in your 60s or 70s if you're still reasonably healthy) that you don't WANT to go to a hospital, then you take the extra steps (literally) to keep yourself out: you eat better and you take frequent long walks.

It's not 100%, but taken together its a miracle cure (and prevention) for many ailments.

18 posted on 06/20/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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Not surprising.

It’s already been documented that the greatest drug threat in the country is deaths from prescription drug abuse, eg. anti-depressants and pain killers.

Some 120,000 people per year.

If Vitamin E killed that many people, the FDA swat teams and RMCS (Raw Milk Control Squads) would be using flash-bang grenades all over the country at supermarkets near you today!


19 posted on 06/20/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: roughman

When your number is up!


20 posted on 06/20/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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Zeke Emanuel’s approach to those less useful members of society. And it is not just about the money. It is a disrespect of the worth of the elderly to society.

Can you imagine the uproar if there was an AIDS protocol. Instead we spend over $300,000 a person to keep them alive, excluding the research costs which are many multiples greater than the research costs of many other diseases such as MS. And AIDS is PREVENTABLE.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 7:49:05 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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To: Hoodat
Coming to a hospital near you.

Coming? LOL...it's already here. We just do a better job of 'manipulating the circumstances'...

22 posted on 06/20/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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