Hits & Misses – 2009/3/3

MS victim may travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide. But it's illegal for husband to help her get there.

Rationing care at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The longest waits often exceed 8 to 9 hours.

Scientists study spit. But some of the best homes no longer have spittoons.

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  1. Joe.S. says:

    Assisted suicide story is a hoot. It’s ok for the wife to board the plane, but illegal for the husband to help her board?

    Beam me up.

  2. Larry C. says:

    The Chicago Medical Center sounds like Parkland Hospital in Dallas. There is a pattern here.

  3. Bret says:

    Bottom line: the only rational country in the world is Switzerland.

  4. Linda Gorman says:

    The country might be rational, but Swiss researchers report that Swiss health care has its own set of problems. Implicit rationing seems to be the rule, with problems in rehab, care for nursing home residents, orthopedic surgery, and psychiactric care.