One of my co-workers is in Canada, visiting family. While there, one family member falls ill, and is in the Emergency Room. While they are all waiting, another family member gets faint and collapses in the ER waiting room.
Nurses rush out, heart is not beating, no respiration. CPR started, code is called, and the defib paddles are brought out- the staff heroically restart the patients heart. Once revived, they rush this person in for tests. They can find no reason for this person to have spontaneously die.
So the hospital makes the decision to send her home with an appointment to see a cardiologist in the next few days.
Can you imagine a hospital releasing someone in less than 24 hours after they had their heart stop for no known reason? This is the problem with Centrally controlled healthcare. The staff are heroes. They save someones life... but it may be all for naught if this person gets an hour away and it happens again. Someone looked at the balance sheet and thought "No symptoms of a problem. Send 'em home."
It just boggles the mind.