Look, all methods of providing medical care have problems; if there was a perfect system, everyone would be using it. But this headline points up a problem in trying to centrally plan something that is inherently unpredictable:
Patient walks into radio station in hospital gown after operation cancelled at last minute
Yep. That's what happened -- after the third time her surgery was rescheduled due to lack of hospital resources.
I haven't got any sure-fire answers; I'm not even sure of all the questions, but that's not what anyone wants from any health care system.
5 months ago