After a lifetime’s advocacy for the public model of healthcare and a career as an NHS psychiatrist, he died alone in hospital
The grieving son also doesn’t know what he’s talking about:
If the escalating costs of market-driven healthcare, drugs and technology had not created a crisis within the NHS in which lack of capacity means that doctors have to decide between which patients to save, I believe he might have had a fighting chance.
Drugs are cheaper than non-drugs as a treatment. That’s why we use them. So too technologies. We use the newer ones because they do the job for fewer resources. And someone’s really going to have to explain how allocating work to the lowest bidder increases costs…..
A bit too much of the waving of the bloody shroud here perhaps.