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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Death Panels in Britain

The Telegraph reports about discontent with the way death panels operate in Britain's National Health Service (NHS):

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.

Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.

But this approach can also mask the signs that their condition is improving, the experts warn.


The warning comes just a week after a report by the Patients Association estimated that up to one million patients had received poor or cruel care on the NHS.

Read the whole thing here.

Of course the administration and its MSM minions told us that Sarah was "insane" to suggest that such things might ever become a feature of Obamacare. So there's nothing to worry about -- it could never happen here..., or could it?