Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Socialized Medicine: Too Dirty for Your Own Good

The Telegraph (U.K.) is reporting that a full year after Great Britons became aware that their hospitals were...uh...dirty, they are learning that their hospitals are still...you guessed it...dirty. In fact, 26% didn't make the minimum grades regarding cleanliness, adequate infection control, and/or guidelines on decontaminating reusable equipment.

Furthermore, the commission warns that "even fewer trusts may be deemed to have met all the criteria by the time it finishes spot checks this year." All of this even though £50 million has supposedly been spent by the British government to "clean things up." Yipes.

Socialized medicine just keeps looking uglier all the time.

Here's the story, one that I was alerted to by Secondhand Smoke.