did not receive the level of care that he had expected. During the next
week his illness continued to worsen until he finally was able to get a
physician to help him.
One would hope that the experience of the Malaysian
gentleman was unusual, but I have heard similar stories from my patients
over the years, and have had friends and family who have
experienced the same.
It is embarrassing to admit
that the medical services available here in the United States are so
inadequate. It is important for all health care professionals to work on
the reorganization of health care; to be more patient responsive, and
seek to provide respectful, professional and competent services,
efficiently and with the least complications possible.
physicians, patients and health care administrators worked together to
redesign our health care system we would reduce the risk of harming
patients and develop a healthier and more productive populous.