TITLE

Hurry up and wait

AUTHOR(S)
Bernstein, Robert M.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/21/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 13, p1715
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Criticizes the evolution of medicine into an industrial process, thus putting management needs over the patient's needs. Story of a man whose health degenerated while waiting for medical care in Canada; Alleged insensitivity of health care managers and medical personnel to the needs of a patient.
ACCESSION #
17290916

 

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