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October 2nd, 2013, 02:37
Originally Posted by zakhal View Post
Not the whole truth really.

TV-Series A:
Mister White dies while waiting for the free treatment.

TV-Series B:
Mister White is considered too old so they let him die without treatment because there is not enough money and its better investment to treat some younger patient instead.
As much as it sucks, this is true. However supply is not limited and I've been in rooms where the decisions are made who to treat and who not to treat. Someone has to make these choices, there isn't enough for everyone. Should you really replace grandmas hip at 95? For a total cost to the system of $145,000 for a reduced life expectancy after surgery? Or… should we spend the same $145k on three patients in their 40's that have approx 20 years left?
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