Friday, January 28, 2011

Seeing through the MVNHS©

As we've long since noted, our country's cancer survival rates put those of our Cousins Across the Pond to shame. And it's episodes like this one which help explain why:

"At least one of four people whose cancer diagnosis was delayed at Londonderry's Altnagelvin Hospital has since died ... The delays happened after written assessments of 18,500 X-rays were not carried out."


Here's a poser:

"It is not yet clear whether the delay in diagnosis contributed to the death."

And yet:

"The huge backlog emerged last July when it came to light that important reports had not been completed by clinicians."

Move along, nothing to see here.
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