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Five-year-old girl dies after doctor refuses emergency appointment
 

Five-year-old girl dies after doctor refuses emergency appointment

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A five-year-old British girl who suffered an asthma attack died after a doctor turned her away from being several minutes late to her appointment.
 
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2 Mar 2017 - General
 
Based on the facts that were presented in the article, the child's death is certainly not the doctor's fault. I have to point out that there is no such thing as an "emergency appointment. Of course it is not good to turn the patient away, even if the patient is late. However, it is not unusual to find clinics that have a cut-off time. If the child was not feeling very well, she should have been brought to the nearest hospital or another clinic for evaluation. Failure of the parent t...
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