Navigation Links
Smokers May Be Denied Heart Surgery

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) of the UK has revealed that medical treatment may be denied to drinkers and smokers, in addition to seriously overweight people//. The lifestyle of the patient will play a role in the doctors deciding whether the treatment will be cost effective, or even effective upon the patient.

There will however be no discrimination if the disease had been brought about by the patient himself. The age of the patient will also be taken into account by the doctors. The guidance of NICE will be quoted by three trusts in East Suffolk which refused to give hip or knee transplants to obese people.

Heart bypass surgeries to smokers and liver transplants to drinkers will be less effective because of the habits of the patients. Each case will be judged individually as to whether the treatment will yield the desired effects, or if the patient in question needs the treatment. The Social Value Judgments: Principles for the Development of NICE Guidance report considered whether the lifestyle choices, age or social background of the patients should be taken into account by NHS while deciding upon the treatment. A doctor may call upon a smoking patient to give up the habit as smoking may raise the risks of the operation.

A Liberal Democrat health spokesman has voiced the opinion that treatment should not be denied to people on the grounds of their lifestyle, nor should the cost of the treatment be taken into account. Some people consider the new guidelines a way of rationing the treatment of the NHS in the UK. The NICE guidance was finalized by the NICE board, but it is still in its draft form.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smokers children likely to develop caries
2. Smokers more prone to depression
3. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
4. Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack
5. Women Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
6. Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers
7. Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking
8. Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work
9. Smokers Avoid Dental Care More Than Others
10. Smokers Face The Risk Of Becoming Blind In Later Life
11. New Vaccination For Smokers To Quit Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... Doctors on Liens ... their qualified network of medical professionals working on a personal injury lien basis. Founded ... Surgery Inc brings these esteemed doctors’ vast experience with orthopedic injuries to patients in ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Demand generation pioneer True ... edition of MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference October 2–4, at the Hynes Convention ... speakers — representing such thought-leading companies as JP Morgan Chase, GE Digital, ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Compliancy Group is proud ... The Guard®, has helped another long-time client pass their Department of Health and ... the law. , Thanks to the help of the Compliancy Group's Audit Response ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... social campaign, “Humans With Vaginas.” The goal is to ignite conversation via social ... personal care products. The brand has declared September “Humans with Vaginas” month, releasing ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Medicare doesn’t ... risk of price gouging for their prescription drugs, according to a new comparison ... isn’t negotiating on our behalf, there’s no consistency in drug pricing among drug ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... Sept. 6, 2017 NeuroRx, a clinical stage biopharma ... and Behavior (ASIB), has been granted Fast Track status by ... of NRX-100 (ketamine HCl) followed by NRX-101 (D-cycloserine + lurasidone). ... trial of this sequential therapy targeting patients who are admitted ... ...
(Date:9/5/2017)...  Just 18 months after its February 2016 launch, ... the appointment of three new senior people to its ... Jones-Phillips and James Wright bring decades ... Tammy Wynne joins as Director, ... She has over ten years, experience in global market ...
(Date:8/31/2017)... PM360,s annual Innovations Issue, published in ... innovations happening across the industry. Established six years ago, ... providing a comprehensive look at the newest and most ... innovative companies, startups, divisions, products, services, and strategies from ... "Everyone in this industry wants to do better—in all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: