This one goes to, after much thought, the incident portrayed in the following video:
Its easy to see why this one gets the award when you take into consideration the following:
- The patient waited in the emergency room for 24 hours.
- She had collapsed for 1 hour before any action was taken.
- The utter indifference shown by other patients and staff.
- To cap it all, this did not occur in a third-world country!
Just for the record, the patient died of deep vein thrombosis. Read more in my earlier posting on the incident here.
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