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|Subject: Re: Medicare, anyone?||Date: 10/19/2012 1:38 PM|
|Author: TurkeyBreath||Number: 17983 of 19224|
...The UK's National Health Service ... is attacking the problem by thinning the herd:
Put 1 in 100 patients on death list, GPs told: Frailest to be asked to choose 'end-of-life' care
GPs have been asked to select one in every 100 of their patients to go on a list of those likely to die over the next 12 months. The patients will be singled out for 'end-of-life care', potentially saving the NHS more than £1 billion a year...
Good reason to practice preventative medicine, i.e. proper weight (BMI ~ 20), exercise, no smoking, limited alcohol, salt, and highly processed foods, etc.
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