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British Hospitals Make Millions Euthanizing Patients
Almost two thirds of NHS trusts using the Liverpool Care Pathway have received payouts totalling millions of pounds for hitting targets related to its use, research for The Daily Telegraph shows.
At many hospitals more than 50 per cent of all patients who died had been placed on the pathway and in one case the proportion of forseeable deaths on the pathway was almost nine out of 10.
Last night the Department of Health insisted that the payments could help ensure that people were â€śtreated with dignity in their final days and hoursâ€ť.
But opponents described it as â€śabsolutely shockingâ€ť that hospitals could be paid to employ potentially â€ślethalâ€ť treatments.
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