It was interesting to read Will’s perspective of the interview process and getting the job. I find those “Best Hospital” reports rather useless to a certain degree because many statistics are skewed and hospitals use loopholes to get on the list. One example I heard of was that a hospital brought down the number of days a patient stayed in the hospital post-op, but it was because they put the patient in a hotel nearby providing care there, so technically the days in the hospital were reduced. It’s pretty insane what these people will do to get recognition. I’d rather go unrecognized and be thorough and safe, than obtain recognition through loopholes.
Thanks for pointing out that statement by Ron Paul! That is quite radical, as are many of the current attempts to dismantle most regulatory bodies and other quality controls that it took a very long time to put in place, all in the name of competition. Competition and sensible regulation aren’t inherently opposed, despite suggestions to that effect….–JM, AJN
the most radical statement in the Republican debate was Ron Paul’s suggestion that licensing is the problem–kills competition. Do we really want to ditch regulations and let the patient beware?
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