Was Granny Sent Home from the Hospital Too Soon? Print
Written by MD Whistleblower   
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:00

Over the years, I have heard families bemoan that their relative who was just readmitted to the hospital was sent home too early just a few days ago. Are they right?
 
First, let me say that in some instances they may be correct. It is certainly possible that the hospital, under increased pressure to kick folks out, may have pulled the discharge trigger too soon. The hospital is not always right even if their 'discharge check list' seemed to be in order. Of course, patients are not adequately represented by a check list any more than physicians' quality can be fairly measured in the check off, cookbook method that the government and insurance companies are now championing.

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