Health care rationing in action

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Health care rationing in action

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:21 am

This is in the UK.

Is something of the sort is inevitable in a health care system controlled by politicians, as Republicans in the USA are claiming or ...

NICE says no to cancer drugs... but yes to tai chi: NHS watchdog spends millions a year on unproven 'crank' therapies
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The NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on unproven ‘crank’ therapies while denying drugs to cancer and dementia sufferers.

The rationing body NICE has approved a raft of alternative treatments including hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome and acupuncture for headaches – despite turning down proven medicines available in Europe.

Women can get free electrical stimulation therapy if they suffer from urinary incontinence and mothers-to-be with morning sickness can be prescribed ginger on the NHS.

Other alternative treatments available include magnetic field therapy and tai chi for multiple sclerosis, and aromatherapy for dementia.

Prince Charles has met health secretaries several times to discuss his enthusiasm for ‘integrated medicine’. But a leading academic has estimated that only about 5 per cent of alternative treatments are supported by scientific evidence.

... or something peculiar to the UK? :BigGrin3:
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Re: Health care rationing in action

Post by DrMatt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:08 am

That's what you get when rich idiots call all the shots and don't have to answer to anybody. The same happens in the USA, for the same reason. It just doesn't go under the name of "government".
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