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Employers: Aetna, American Airlines, Bank of America, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, 3M, MetLife, and Verizon. organ became available in a local area, that organ was offered to the sickest patient in that area. If no local patient needed the organ, it was then offered regionally, and last of all, nationally. The government, however, wanted organs to be given to the sickest patients first, regardless of geographic location. Secretary of HHS in the Clinton administration, Donna Shalala maintained, ‘‘People are dying unnecessarily, not because they don’t have health insurance, not because they don’t have access to care, but simply because of where they happen to live in the country.

Of those persons with trauma-induced VS who do not begin recovery by three months, 35% will die and the other 30% will remain in a VS at one year post-injury. Of those alive at six months, approximately 30% will die, 50% will remain in a VS, and 15% will recover consciousness by twelve months. Of those people with non-trauma-induced VS who do not begin recovery by three months, approximately half will die during the next nine months and the other half will remain in a VS. No cases of recovery after six months in a non-trauma-induced VS have been documented.

6 ... 6 ... 7 ... 9 ... . Category not applicable. *Rank based on number of deaths. Donna L. , “Table 2. pdf#2 (accessed February 27, 2006) SOURCE: from life-threatening illnesses. Patients enrolled in the study had about a 50% chance of dying within six months. The researchers published the results of their study in ‘‘A Controlled Trial to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients’’ (Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 274, no. 20, November 22/29, 1995). ’’ Phase I of the study was observational.

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