Monday, July 15, 2013

Let's kill grandmom (and save money)

The "Liverpool pathway" was supposed to be about pain control in those dying of cancer, but quickly morphed into a quick and legal way for medical personnel to kill patients (often against the wishes of the patient and their families). UKMail report here.
It emerged late last year that as many as 60,000 of the patients placed on the scheme were never asked for their consent, or their families were not asked. Many found out by accident, and others recovered fully after relatives found out and got their loved ones taken off the pathway.
 and yes, there is a money connection:
We also revealed how some hospitals were being paid six-figure ‘bribes’ to meet targets about the numbers of patients on the LCP – leading to fears that doctors were put under pressure to use the pathway.

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