Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hospice notes

UKMail says fewer terminally ill cancer patients die in hospitals in the US than in Europe.

Yes, probably because we have hospice care.

So why the kerfuffle about all those end of life expenses that need to be cut by living wills?

Dirty little secret: The patients died but they had a chance to live. and the article laments all these dying patients who spent time in ICU in the last six months of their life.

Well, duh, they weren't terminal...

So if you have cancer, but they treat your pneumonia because you haven't hit the terminal stage yet, the bioethicists moan and groan you are wasting taxpayer money.

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