Thousands of patients may be dying prematurely under Britain's national healthcare system.
A group of medical experts caring for the terminally ill told the London Daily Telegraph that some patients are wrongly judged to be close to death.
Under a National Health Service (NHS) plan, doctors then have fluid and medicine taken away from the patient. The patients are then permanently sedated until they die.
"As a result a national wave of discontent is building up, as family and friends witness the denial of fluids and food to patients," the experts told the Telegraph.
The doctors' warning comes a week after a British patients association said that up to a million patients had gotten "poor or cruel care" under the national health system.