Thursday, October 22, 2009

NHS bans ageism

Why was it there in the first place?

"Today's announcement follows alarming new evidence that older people are far less likely to receive a proper diagnosis and essential treatment.

Many elderly patients miss out on the scans, drugs and even basic health advice routinely given to the young.

Some doctors decide it is simply not worth the bother once patients pass a certain age. "

Are you listening America?

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