Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Drunk Doctors....Same as Sleepy Docs

When a third year resident nearly passed out from exhaustion and stress while being beat about the head and neck by the Attending Physician for not being able to calculate my son's diuretic dose correctly, I decided then and there that no patient should be left alone--big or small. Doctors are too tired to think half the time. These people are human not machines. They need sleep and a normal schedule.

Reform this one little itsy bitsy part of the medical system and iatrogenic (doctor and hospital caused--isn't that a nice fancy word for something so stinkin' bad?) deaths would decline immediately. But docs don't like change. Oh no no no no noooooo.... Change means there might be a better way and we're so smart we always know the best way now.

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