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UK hospitals ‘fiddle' death rates

British hospitals have been accused of fiddling their death rates by recording vast numbers of patients as being terminally ill. In attempting to improve their statistics, they are alleged to be covering up the fact that patients admitted for treatable conditions are dying. At some trusts, the percentage reported as having cancer or serious diseases – which meant their deaths were ‘unavoidable’, and thus not included in key mortality statistics – has increased more than ten-fold in just three years.

[link url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2591196/Revealed-The-hospitals-fiddling-death-rates-Ten-fold-rise-patients-deemed-terminally-ill.html] Full Daily Mail report[/link]

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