NHS staff could be prosecuted for ‘reckless neglect’ of patients – Telegraph

Second Life: National Health Service (UK):

Second Life: National Health Service (UK): (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

This is a MUST READ article by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent at the Telegraph into the recommendations of the independent report requested by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, into the Staffordshire health scandal.

NHS staff could be prosecuted for ‘reckless neglect’ of patients – Telegraph.

Let me quote from the overview:

The review led by Prof Don Berwick, who advised US President Barack Obama on healthcare reform, has called for a new criminal offence to be created, so that those who deliberately or carelessly inflict patient harm could be punished.

Personally, I welcome these findings.

Any thoughts?

 

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Health reform: Mississippi spurning | The Economist

English: President Barack Obama's signature on...

English: President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent MUST READ article from the Economist.

via Health reform: Mississippi spurning | The Economist.c

It looks like, based upon the example of Mississipi, that Obamacare will fail to achieve its political objectives – the poor in Mississipi may indeed receive worse healthcare.

Any thoughts?

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