Penalise the NHS for poor pain management14th November 2008
A Help the Aged survey has shown that people want to see tougher action taken against the NHS when it fails to help patients in pain.
The charity surveyed more than 1,000 people and found nearly two-thirds thought hospitals should be penalised for poor pain management. Help the Aged said the issue needed to be made a key priority like MRSA and waiting times instead of being seen as doctors as an inevitability in old age. Non-compliance with guidelines should affect a hospital’s ratings and funding, says the charity.
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