Friday, June 10, 2011

It's Especially Dangerous to Be Old in Britain

A new study shows that the elderly in Great Britain are at much greater risk from dying from cancer than those living in other countries. Indeed, the study suggested that15,000 people over 75 die prematurely from cancer each year. They are diagnosed with the disease later and are less likely to receive surgery.

Furthermore, the study claims (and this is hardly a surprise to those who follow the devolution of medical care under nationalized health programs) that that older patients are being under-treated by Britain's National Health Service because of age bias.

Here's more from the Telegraph story by Martin Beckford.