Thursday, March 11, 2010

National Health Service - Maybe Congress Should Read These Reports

Informative article out of the UK on the NHS. Suppressed by that managerial overlords to ensure their little fiefdom is unaffected no doubt.
DAMNING reports on the state of the National Health Service, suppressed by the government, reveal how patients’ needs have been neglected.

They diagnose a blind pursuit of political and managerial targets as the root cause of a string of hospital scandals that have cost thousands of lives.

The harsh verdict on the state of the NHS, after a spending splurge under Labour between 2000 and 2008, raises worrying questions about the future quality of the health service as budgets are squeezed.

One report, based on the advice of almost 200 top managers and doctors, says hospitals ignored basic hygiene to cram in patients to meet waiting-time targets.

Oh it gets better, read for yourself.

And this is the health care system that the liberals think we should emulate here? Nice.