Sad as it is, thanks for sharing this Essjay . You are right, not a surprise. (I couldn't access this article because I don't subscribe) but I found a similar sentiment in a CBC article:
"[though] every effort has been made to triage patients, it's very possible that an "unfortunate unintended consequence" could be untold numbers of missed cancers, diseases and declining health that would eventually demand more complex care than if they had been caught earlier."
---- "Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced." ----