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News tag: hospitalization


Patients likely charged £75 for hotel costs

7 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Considering hospitalization similar to “hotel costs”, NHS is looking at the possibility of starting to charge its patients in the context of current financial crisis remaining unchanged, according to health service managers expressing concern. Hospital managers need to resort to this extreme action, and “think the unthinkable”, unless future NHS…


Minimum alcohol pricing would have saved 50 times more lives

1 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Government’s failure to introduce minimum unit pricing last year could have avoided hundreds of alcohol-related deaths, a recent study found. Instead, ministers decided to target only “below-cost” alcoholic drinks – a measure resulting in saving only 14 lives a year. The proposed but rejected measures involving minimum pricing would have…