Health Economics – more and more are dying in Hospital – against their wishes

The government would like you to die at home. So would you. So why are more and more dying in Hospital?

Dying at home

An article in The Economist January 18th 2014 points out this disparities, and suggests we need to steer patients away from Hospitals. How about incentives or even inheritance tax relief to die at home?

In Another article on 1st February – Measuring health care – Need to know To improve health care, governments need to use the right data This is commented on another post.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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