It would be interesting to know how many souls were subjected to the horrible experience of ventilation simply for the extra Medicare dollars health care providers can garner. Providers are paid, on average, $40,000 for each ventilator use. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association — the largest-ever such study, conducted in New York City between March 1 and April 4 — 88% of 2,600 ventilator patients died. If over the age of 65, 97% died. Doctors have found that placing patients in the prone position is a better treatment than the highly invasive and deadly ventilator technique. It just doesn’t pay as well, it seems.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
… Local View: Minnesotans, call it what it is: a 'scamdemic' | Duluth News Tribune.(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)