Brain Storming

11/06/2005 10:10:54


This page is for ideas that just aren’t complete enough to warrant their own page…


How about a healthcare system where you walk in, are evaluated, treated, released or admitted and followed - all by the same physician. In other words, the doctor you see in the “ER”/clinic is the same doctor who then admits you. As it stands now, you tell your story to the triage nurse (don’t get me started on nursing assessments), then to the ER doc, then to the admitting team (who may or may not be the team that follows you if you get admitted at night/on a weekend). LOTS of logistical issues that would need to be addressed, and not sure if it’s a good idea, but it is certainly interesting.