In the waiting line

And there was me thinking our silly breaching system was over the top. Down in mexico it seems they’ve possibly swung a bit far the other way.

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2 Responses to “In the waiting line”


  1. 1 Anonymous December 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I love reading about your thoughts on the targets… do you think there are any benefits at all to patient flow, or it is all smoke and mirrors?

  2. 2 Nelly And I December 2, 2008 at 12:27 am

    there’s certainly some benefits. it’s good thing that someone with a sprained ankle doesn’t have to wait 4 hours to get sorted.

    it also makes the wards where the patients are going not drag their feet so much when it comes to getting them admitted

    I just don’t think time spent in the department is a very good surrogate for quality of care (such s patient satisfaction or even better outcome [mortality/morbidity etc…])

    decisions are made about patients because the might breach and not necessarily int their best interest

    all you’re measuring is a number. I think the quality of care we provide is much less than perhaps it used to be.


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