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View Diary: I feel sorry for health insurance companies. Yes, I said that. Why? This Time report must be read. (228 comments)

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  •  The trend towards "hospitalists" (0+ / 0-)

    is awful, in my opinion.  Having had to deal with them in the past year during my mom's various health crises has not made me a fan. Instead of having one doctor who follows up -- and knows what your treatment protocols are -- you end up having to reinvent the wheel every 12 hours or so and things fall through the cracks.  The upshot is you get less personal care, a greater likelihood of errors, and lots more stress for patients and family members who are trying to get information and ensure the best care for their loved one.  I don't mind PAs, Nurse Practitioners, etc., but there are still times when an actual doctor is needed, particularly during a crisis situation.  In addition, there are times when having the continuity of just one doctor familiar with your case is highly beneficial.  

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