Monday, January 14, 2008

I just love National Health Care...

[Welcome Industry Radar readers!]

From an article in today's about the organ shortage in the UK...

The proposals would mean consent for organ donation after death would be automatically presumed, unless individuals had opted out of the national register or family members objected.

The Government will launch an overhaul of the system next week, which will put pressure on doctors and nurses to identify more "potential organ donors" from dying patients. Hospitals will be rated for the number of deceased patients they "convert" into donors and doctors will be expected to identify potential donors earlier and alert donor coordinators as patients approach death.
This sounds like a cross between Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and something out of China.
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