For the past few years, I have been working in healthcare, both in the in-patient and emergency settings, acting in a role which has allowed me a bird’s-eye view of the system as a whole. There are a myriad of issues that need to be addressed in healthcare, but if we begin with those that are most accessible to reform, we could make the greatest impact with the least amount of effort.
One such problem is the placement decision for elderly or disabled patients. There are a number of factors that come into play in such a decision of course, and they’re all well-intentioned, but there seems to be room for improvement in this system:
If we were to allow patients and their families to make more-informed decisions, we may end up with better patient care.