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  • lonesome_polecatt lonesome_polecatt Jan 8, 2013 6:03 PM Flag

    Doc, once again elk says what he wants to happen not what really happens. Does he ever research anything?


    I heard of this years ago. Here is a CNN article that proves elk, once again, is wrong.

    "Brits resort to pulling own teeth

    October 15, 2007

    Six percent of those surveyed in an English study said they had resorted to dental "self-treatment."

    Some English people have resorted to pulling out their own teeth because they cannot find -- or cannot afford -- a dentist, a major study has revealed.

    Six percent of those questioned in a survey of 5,000 patients admitted they had resorted to self-treatment using pliers and glue, the UK's Press Association reported.

    England has a two-tier dental care system with some dentists offering publicly subsidized treatment through the National Health Service and others performing more expensive private work.

    But more than three-quarters of those polled said they had been forced to pay for private treatment because they had been unable to find an NHS dentist. Almost a fifth said they had refused dental treatment because of the cost."


    From the Telegraph a British news paper:

    Poor care 'could be killing patients'
    Poor health care could be contributing to hundreds of deaths a year in British hospitals, a new report suggests.

    By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent
    7:00AM GMT 05 Nov 2009
    One in three patients who died within days of being admitted did not receive acceptable standards of care, an independent health watchdog found.

    The study reveals delayed operations, complications left untreated and surgery not carried out because theatres closed at night or during weekends.

    In one case a teenage cancer patient died after doctors took no action despite concerns that he might have the flesh-eating bug, necrotising fasciitis.

    Although they cannot quantify figures, the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) say that poor care contributed to at least some of the more than 3,000 deaths they analysed.

    Patients groups described the examples listed in the report as “shocking”.

    More than half of patients suffered delays in being seen by a senior doctor that postponed “timely and appropriate care”.

    One in seven, 13.8 per cent, had surgery delayed, while for other operations which potentially have benefited their condition were not performed.

    The report also found examples of patients not being given the right drugs to prevent potentially fatal blood clots and having a tube incorrectly placed into their airway.

    The findings also suggest that Government targets are impacting on patient care.

    In many cases initial assessments of patients were made by junior doctors rather than more senior colleagues, possibly to avoid breaching a target to have all patients processed through casualty units within four hours, according to the report.

    The study also warns that change in recent years had left doctors “transient acquaintances during a patient’s illness rather than having responsibility for continuity of care.”

    This has created problems around handovers likely to be exacerbated by new European rules brought in this summer which limit most doctors working hours to 48 a week, it warns.

    The report also found that access to vital scans could be limited, especially at night, and that one in five do not resuscitate (DNAR) orders were signed by very junior doctors who may not experienced enough to handle the sensitive issue appropriately.

    The study reviewed the care of 3,153 patients who died within four days of being admitted to hospitals across Britain between the start of October 2006 and the end of March 2007.

    Only half of the patients were not expected to survive when they entered hospital.

    Appropriate care of terminal patients, such as considering reducing the number of drugs they are given, were also not taken in many cases.

    Katherine Murphy, from the Patient’s Association, said that the findings ran the risk of undermining “basic confidence” in the NHS.

    “For almost four out of 10 patients not to get high quality care is appalling, not just for the patients who died but for those nearest to them who were not only bereaved but may be left with terrible memories of what happened.

    “Some of the examples are shocking.

    “Life-threatening complications left untreated, poor notekeeping, seriously ill patients deteriorating without prompt action, lack of facilities for emergency surgery, avoidable complications contributing to patient death.

    “We're told patient safety is the number one priority for the NHS - this report suggests otherwise.”

    John Black, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “This hard-hitting report highlights the loss of proper team working in UK hospitals, resulting in dangerous failures of communication which make it harder and harder for clinicians to provide safe care for patients.

    “Earlier this month the College published a survey into the early effects of the 48 hour European Working Time limit on surgeons and found that these new rotas had almost entirely removed adequate time for handover of sick patients.”

    Around 300,000 people die every year in British hospitals.

    Like most of the loony left, elk lives in a fantasy bubble and makes up stuff to keep his fantasy in tact.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    • Catt,,
      The dental care in this country is terrible,, Medicaid will pay for some but for the most part, the poor suffer,, they don't get care and their teeth rot, which sets up for all kinds of systemic illnesses, not limited to heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease and so on,, not sure what Obamacare provides for that,, simply put many patients suffer,, on any given shift in the ER I will see at least3 patients with a toothache or abscess and do what I can to help, bit I'm not a dentist,,
      We have not seen anything yet with Obamacare and what that brings,, and basically 50 million patients to the system,, if you have a doc now then keeper because next year there will be an influx of folks and there are simply not enough docs to go around,, becauSe of this, everyone is going to suffer, especially if you have an emergency,, you may wait in the ER for a dy to be seen and by then it may be to late,, I've said that a good business together into would the mortuary business because folks are going to die because oF the system,, like the VA system, no one is in a hurry and this is the way of the govt,, govt workers don't care and this is what Odumbocare is all about,,

      Sentiment: Hold