Thursday, May 14, 2009

Universal healthcare starves 110 patients in one year in one country

of Great Britain (via Don Surber):
The Scottish Government statistics also showed 1,884 people were diagnosed with malnutrition in Scottish hospitals in 2008, of whom 110 died – one in 17. This is twice as bad as the situation in 1998 when a similar number – 1,805 – were diagnosed with malnutrition, but only 51 of these patients died from it – one in 35.
BCWUW4: Be careful what you wish for.

Very, very careful. Holding life expectancy and population constant, that's 1 in 600 people.

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