I've been lucky and haven't needed to visit an ER in a long time. And after last night's experience, I don't desire to go back. We waited, and waited, and waited some more. Everyone else waited, and waited, and waited some more. It was frustrating and, you know what, I'm on board, the American healthcare system needs to be fixed. But I can't imagine that transforming the ER doctors, nurses, and staff into the functional equivalent of government employees would increase their efficiency.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
No blogging last night because I was in the field doing research on healthcare reform, spending about 3 1/2 hours in the emergency room with a sick toddler. Nope . . . no swine flu (or cow flu, duck flu, or sheep flu either), just a little croup.