Skip to comments.Top doctor's chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year
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.
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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.
Coming? LOL...it's already here. We just do a better job of 'manipulating the circumstances'...