Three patients die after managers' decisionBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7084.845h (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:845
- John Warden
- parliamentary correspondent, BMJ
The treatment of three patients who were discharged from hospital to a private nursing home against clinical advice and died within days has provoked strong condemnation by a House of Commons select committee after a complaint to the ombudsman.
The MPs accuse health managers of a brazen attempt to ignore expert medical advice …