Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Typical hospital admission

The other day a buddy of mine told me about his recent admission to a hospital (not mine).

ER wait time---6 hours.

Discharge time---9:30 PM (waiting for a test report).

Who were your doctors? I asked. Didn’t have a clue.

What did they tell you? “Nobody really told me anything.”

All too typical.


Anonymous said...

One of recent hospital admissions was exactly like this!

Anonymous said...

OK - I am very pro-hospitalist but:

discharging someone home in the middle of the night is ridiculous. Let him stay overnight, get some teaching in the morning, and then go home.

Only good reason to discharge someone between 8 PM and 6 AM is death.

christophil said...

"utilization review" pushes them out to open up beds for the next warm body- it's a business (get over it or fix it) http://2aspirins.blogspot.com/