I heard about this earlier in the week & would like to take a few moments to offer my opinion.
From what I understand (correct me if I am wrong, please) the shutdown was due to an essential physician walk out in protest to high malpractice rates. Wouldn't it be nice if the nurses would all STICK TOGETHER and do something like this?
How have the nurses been impacted by this situation? I realize the impact on the patients is tremendous since many will now have to go to Phoenix or San Diego for trauma care.
Jul 7, '02
Are you talking abut UMC's trauma center??
If so, I heard that other local hospitals are reserving a few beds of their already superbusy ER and making it into a mini trauma center. For the more serious cases, they are flying them to San Diego and Los Angeles....
It's pretty scary....I have been taking the back roads anywhere I go...you never know :-)
Jul 7, '02
If the physicians don't want high malpractice rates then perhaps they should stop committing malpractice? You know, it is not easy to sue a doctor or hospital. You have to have a medical expert willing to testify and those are hard to come by. Just an opinion.