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US veterans hospitals picking their patients to lift quality ratings

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Doctors who examined Mr Savage decided that he was unable to care for himself and should be admitted but the hospital administration said no.

Roseburg, Oregon

AN 81-year-old veteran hobbled into the emergency room at the rural Veterans Affairs hospital here in December, malnourished and dehydrated, his skin flecked with ulcers and his ribs broken from a fall at home.

A doctor examining the veteran - a 20-year Air Force...

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