Too Many Patients, Too little Care

A November 2007 issue of the Clinical Advisor has cautioned all nursing home residents and their families about the scarce number of doctors to look after the residents. It has been admitted by anonymous physicians in the nursing industry that it is virtually impossible for them to have time to review every patient’s entire chart and that they rely on patient’s to give them an accurate history. I was under the belief that we go to doctors to seek their assistance; not for them to seek ours. This situation needs to be remedied; maybe the simple solution is just to have more staff in the homes to assist.

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