April 30, 2010

Brits Deny Health Care to the Non-Exceptional

(UK) The British National Health Service (NHS) has denied life-extending treatment to kidney cancer patients because the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) determined the patients were non-exceptional. A definition of exceptionality hasn't been reported.

Arguably, 'exceptionality' is a euphemism for cost.

Coming soon to the U.S.

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