" I point the blame all to current administrators, lawmakers, government that enable this kind of terrible misuse of resources and enabling defensive medicine; generally speaking, American healthcare behavior is nowhere found on the face of this earth at this scale, and numbers completely prove this (i.e just see how much we spend)". - posted by Rearviewmirror
I totally agree with the mismanaged way that patients are admitted with bogus admitting diagnoses - either they don't adequately describe what's happening with them or they are way overblown. Plus, we have SO many alcoholics and drug addicts who are just wanting to come in and get their drugs...not sounding judgmental, it's the truth...you can tell because as soon as they get their "fix", they will be so much nicer and talkative...the amount of dosage of narcotics and benzos that they get would knock a horse down, and they're sitting there talking to you! I always like to say, "but for the grace of God, there we go too", because we never know the circumstances that are leading up to a person who is hooked on drugs and alcohol...plus, the follow up care is probably absent or abysmally lacking since these people generally don't have a whole lot of money and in order to get the real help that they need, it takes some money to pay for the rehab...we really do need a better system, not just a revolving door.