I have been critical of some Doctors who have become crass after money and for unethical practices like accepting gifts from Pharma Companies, forcing patients to take unnecessary medicines.
Many of the Corporate run hospitals are meant for Star Hotel Luxury than for patient Care.
Now emerges a shocker.
He met his Target but the patient died.
There is another case where a Doctor forced three operations on a patient, patient died.
Corporates mean profit, Profit means Sales ‘Targets”
This evil can be eradicated only by patients going to Doctors who thorough checks you up physically,does not prescribe a battery of Tests , who listens to your problem , most importantly does not work in a Corporate run Hospital, and who does not have a Fancy Title or Degree.
Ray Law, 60, died of complications two days after his prostate cancer operation at Lincoln County Hospital in February 2010.
On the day he died, a senior doctor raised serious concerns about the incident in an internal memo, saying the targets were putting patients at risk and putting “enormous and unsustainable pressure” on surgeons.
Mr Law should have been put on a high-dependency ward, according to the memo sent to hospital managers, but he ended up on a general ward due to “increasing pressures”. Despite these concerns being raised, Mr Law’s widow Kathleen was never told about them.
On Thursday night, Mrs Law told The Daily Telegraph of her “anger” at being kept in the dark and said: “I want answers.”
Her daughter Nikki Law, 35, said: “It’s absolutely despicable. I have no trust in the NHS whatsoever. We’ll definitely take legal action…
He signed a £500,000 confidentiality deal preventing him from speaking out over patient safety worries at the hospital shortly before Mr Law’s death.
On Thursday Mr Walker broke the terms of the order to claim he had come under “dangerous” pressure from NHS officials to prioritise target-hitting over emergency care. He refused to do so and was sacked. The memo, which did not identify Mr Law by name, said targets were exerting “enormous pressure” resulting in “ad hoc arrangements for surgery at short notice”. It noted: “This is not only prejudicial to ongoing patient care, but present enormous and unsustainable pressure on the operating surgeons.”
The memo said normally only “one or two” radical prostatectomies would be performed by a surgeon in a day, but that “the additional case [of Mr Law] was required due to [redacted] target pressures”.
A patient being treated at an under-fire hospital trust died after a surgeon had to carry out three “radical procedures” on the same day due to “target pressures”, a leaked letter from a doctor has claimed.
The surveyed doctors said they prescribed them to induce a “placebo effect,” to reassure patients or because patients pushed for a treatment.
“For authorities to put their heads in the sand and pretend (placebo treatments) are not being given out is not helpful,” said Jeremy Howick of Oxford University, one of the authors of the study, which was published online Wednesday in the journal PLoS One. “We need to think of ways to maximize the benefits of using placebos,” he said.
Howick and colleagues used a Web-based survey and got 783 responses. The sample was drawn from a list that included 71 percent of all doctors registered with the General Medical Council, the governing body for doctors in the U.K.
The survey asked doctors if they had ever used a true placebo, like a sugar pill or another kind of dummy treatment such as a drug not meant for the patient’s condition or a non-essential examination including blood tests and X-rays. Nearly all of the doctors — 97 percent — reported having used some kind of placebo treatment at least once, while 12 percent reported having used a fake pill.