Thursday, 29 November 2012

Death on the NHS: The Failure of Socialised Healthcare

Economics tells us that monopolised healthcare is a bad idea.  Here are some of the predictable results of monopolised healthcare in the UK.

UK surgeons raise the alarm on waiting lists (5 Apr 2011)
Man turned away from hospital 4 times, left to die (16 Mar 2011)
Nurse arrested over hospital sabotage murder (20 Jul 2011)
Surgeons raise alarm over waiting (5 Apr 2011)

Delays increase due to funding crisis in UK (3/20/10) (20 Mar 2010)
A quarter of NHS hospitals fail to meet basic hygiene standards (3/19/10): (19 Mar 2010)
UK Woman denied lifesaving surgery for living two streets away (4/21/10) (21 Apr 2010)
8 year old boy dies in UK after being refused an ambulance (4/23/10) (23 Apr 2010)

British newspaper reports on serious persistent shortages (26 Aug 2009)
British newspaper reports on a study of substandard care throughout the UK (27 Aug 2009)
British report on denial of life-saving drugs (29 Apr 2009)
British children going to hospital instead of dentist due to shortages (12 Apr 2009)
Scotland has long delays in cancer treatment (21 Mar 2009)
Emergency care inadequate in UK (17 Mar 2009)
Children in UK wait up to two years for a wheelchair (4 Mar 2009)
Sentenced to death on the NHS (2 Sep 2009)
Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance' (17 Aug 2009)
'Cruel and neglectful' care of one million NHS patients exposed (27 Aug 2009)
The babies born in hospital corridors: Bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilets (26 Aug 2009)
Over 45,000 NHS staff call in sick each day (19 Aug 2009)

Less than 10% of UK hospitals tested passed basic hygiene rules (24 Nov 2008)
A report on worldwide deficiencies in countries with socialized care (18 Mar 2008) 
Elderly Patients Being 'Written Off' in UK (7 Jul 2008)
NHS accused of 17,000 unnecessary deaths (18 Jan 2008)

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