Friday, June 26, 2009
"It ain't NECESSARILY so........" uhoh
When IS it futile to stop all medical help because it's just gettin' too darned expensive for the state to keep that patient alive? Mr. Obama, IN THIS ARTICLE IN THE LA SLIMES, says this: ".... families need better information so they don't unthinkingly approve "additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care."
I think there should be a time when we know it's really 'over' and nothing can be done and we shouldn't go beyond that, but something about his use of the word 'necessarily' bothers me.....does it you?
Here's Mustang's excellent health care piece again.......I recommend it.
thanks to my friend K, for the LA Times head's up.