Sexism Kills: Medical Misogyny and Ignorance of Female Bodies.. Mirza and Kupetz are not alone in their misdiagnosed heart conditions: women on average are 7 times more likely than men to be sent home from the ER in the midst of a heart attack . Similarly, women are twice as likely to die from a heart attack as men, because female symptoms of cardiac arrests are very different from men’s….
SO IT GOES - John Fleming's blog
My opinion of the Britain’s National Health Service, from experience, is that, like all large bureaucracies, it is an utter, incompetent mess.
But my opinion of doctors and nurses working within the NHS is one of sky high admiration.
My opinion of the GP (General Practitioner) level of the local NHS, though, is somewhat lower. And this has not been raised by my chum Ariane Sherine‘s recent experience.
She shared this – jaw-dropping but totally true – on Twitter this week…
(Ariane Sherine’s latest book is The How of Happy… The 51st way to be happy might be: “Don’t talk to your GP…”)