The danger…is that many hospital administrators see hospitalists as valuable…as utilities.
I am a nurse employed by a large for-profit hospital corporation, where ill patients requiring complex care are reduced to standardizable, predictable units of production with one-size-fits-all solutions. Business concepts of efficiencies and productivity determine health care priorities. Managing costs rather than managing care, when it comes to dealing with the complex care of ill patients, deteriorating working conditions,
and poor patient care, trump compassion and quality of care.
Where I work, hospitalists are valued by administration as utilities to managing costs
rather than as valuable assets to providing high quality care to patients.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Hospitalists viewed as business solutions
This quote from one of DB’s commenters speaks for itself: