Cataracts, hips, knees and tonsils: NHS begins rationing operations – The Independent


There are people who call for government run healthcare for the United States.  There are people that say the Affordable Care Act brings the possibility to the doorstep.  So, how is government run healthcare working for other countries?

ML

From the linked article:

Hip replacements, cataract surgery and tonsil removal are among operations now being rationed in a bid to save the NHS money.

Two-thirds of health trusts in England are rationing treatments for “non-urgent” conditions as part of the drive to reduce costs in the NHS by £20bn over the next four years. One in three primary-care trusts PCTs has expanded the list of procedures it will restrict funding to in the past 12 months.

Examples of the rationing now being used include:

*Hip and knee replacements only being allowed where patients are in severe pain. Overweight patients will be made to lose weight before being considered for an operation.

*Cataract operations being withheld from patients until their sight problems “substantially” affect their ability to work….click link to read more…

via Cataracts, hips, knees and tonsils: NHS begins rationing operations – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent.

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One Response to Cataracts, hips, knees and tonsils: NHS begins rationing operations – The Independent

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