Hmm.....actually I've never heard that one. A hospital full of just doctors, caring for the patients. My, wouldn't they all be beating each other down trying to schedule surgeries and prescribe meds galore? The fancy equipment would never have a chance to cool down.
Their whole 'thing' is in curing.
Very dramatic. Rush in for a few minutes, write some orders and get some tests - then their gone. Taking all the glory with them, by the way.
If we had a hospital without nurses, who would be 'caring'
- taking off orders, fighting with pharmacy, tracking down the lab for the blood results that should have been back hours ago, hunting for bed linens to change poopy sheets,calling dietary for the third time requesting a special diet, medicating patients (especially in NH's) without name tags, racing to hang I.V.'s and blood products, running up and down halls to answer call lights,listening to all the gripes from administrators, managers, families, patients, staff etc??? Oh, and being ever so cheery while you are doing it. Have to provide good customer service ya know - no excuses for poor bedside manners. Or illegible handwriting either.
I could go on for hours, but you get the drift. The place wouldn't last a day. Not to mention where their salaries would be coming from. I'll be lucky to get a 3% yearly raise. Somehow don't think that would cut it with a M.D., do you?
Would be a dang interesting experiment though. I would absolutely piss my pants watching a day in the hospital run by physicians!!!