Thousands of patients could be denied NHS treatment and left to die under ‘worst-case’ emergency plans for a swine-flu epidemic. The blueprint would force doctors to 'play God' and prioritise intensive-care treatment for those most likely to benefit - ruling out patients with problems such as advanced cancer. The 'scoring' system would be introduced if half the population became infected with flu.I understand these type scenarios must be planned for, and that triage will have to be done. They are being honest, I wonder what is planned for us in America.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Apparently England is planning to ration health care
Via Bookworm Room blog I found this article on what plans Great Britain has in case of a swine flu epidemic.