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Wingus Dingus

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8. America's health care has obvious issues--mostly, it's unaffordable.
Sun Aug 27, 2023, 03:47 PM
Aug 2023

But having read the mother's article, we don't have the same medical culture and rigid rank system here as they seem to have in the UK that led to and compounded these errors--that's a good thing. Plus, we probably overdo testing, because of litigation. She wouldn't have been written off as having "internal bruising", for example, at the first ER visit. She would have probably been offered an abdominal CT just based on the severity of pain and difficulty catching her breath. And it goes on from there. Nurses in the US have perhaps more respect as professionals--and many doctors will wisely take into consideration their experience and their observations, and take their concerns seriously. Having been a critical care nurse myself, the turn of events at that British hospital is just crazy continuous malpractice.

What a shame, this poor girl's death and her family's ordeal. Very sad.

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