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Elderly Patients ‘Deprived of Food and Drink So They Die Quicker and Free up Bed Space’

Monday 09 July 2012

‘Hospitals may be withholding food and drink from elderly patients so they die quicker to cut costs and save on bad spaces, leading doctors have warned.

Thousands of terminally ill people are placed on a ‘care pathway’ every year to hasten the ends of their lives.

But in a letter to the Daily Telegraph, six doctors who specialise in elderly care said hospitals across the UK could be using the controversial practice to ease the pressure on resources.’

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