Friday, February 29, 2008

The fifth vital sign is meaningless

Vital signs are supposed to be objective measurements. Read this White Coat Rant.

Via Kevin M.D.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Joint Commission puts out this crap, and we all sit around and accept it like a bunch of sheep. Where are the state medical societies? Where are all of the professional specialty societies? It seem that all the Joint Commission does these days is to come up with "standards" that nobody can meet so they can require hospital to waste money to jump through impossible hoops for the privilege of being "accredited." How much have they contributed to the upward spiral of health care costs? They have become a self-sustaining bureaucracy that contributes nothing to patient care.