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Lack of fluid kills patients

Issue No. 2257

Some 550 hospital patients in Scotland died from lack of fluid intake last year.

That’s according to a report by ISD, the statistics division of NHS Scotland.

The report said that over ten patients a week were discharged with “volume depletion”.

This is a shortage of blood that can be brought on by dehydration.

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Tue 21 Jun 2011, 18:00 BST
Issue No. 2257
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