Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Blissful State of Health Care in the UK

Or maybe not so blissful. Man died after medics missed disease six times, inquest hears - Telegraph

They got the diagnosis wrong, and kept going back to it. (“consistent with previous findings” - no reason to think.)

He was denied an MRI which would have found the problem - Crohn's Disease. It wouldn't be because the cost of an MRI now would it?

I can see if they missed it once. Maybe twice. But when he wasn't getting better, maybe someone should have realized that there was something really wrong.

And so we have this.
Malcolm Drake, 23, died from Crohn's Disease and spent his final hours unable to move or eat. He had sought help six times in the days before he died, but GPs and two Accident and Emergency doctors had missed his condition.
Much cheaper to do nothing. (At least until the law-suit is filed, that is.)

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