Article: Episode 504: Can Hospitals Save Money By Making Doctors Squirm?

Episode 504: Can Hospitals Save Money By Making Doctors Squirm?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/12/18/255259894/episode-504-can-hospitals-save-money-by-making-doctors-squirm

Perhaps we should simply let heart surgeons handle their schedules and the timing of their surgeries as they see fit depending on the facts and circumstances.  Other patients have emergencies, staff have to attend to other matters.  I’ll trust their judgment given their expertise. 

Funny, the parallels of an operating room, which involves approximately half a dozen professionals, closely mimic that of a courtroom.  Both arenas have delays; the delays are often for good reasons no human involved in the process can entirely control. 

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