Re: Many people receive suboptimal care after......practically everything.
This paper is about the heart. Prof Javaid's response is about bones. Bariatric surgeons talk about the need for more bariatric surgery. Prof Modi, a paediatrician, talks about the lack of proper care for children. Others have mentioned blocked beds.
Is it not obvious that:
There are not enough bed
There are not enough staff (of every category)
There are not enough funds for the running expenses
There are not enough doctors, nurses, therapists in the so-called community to care for patients when discharged home or in to residential homes.
The fact that successive governments have spent billions on building new hospitals via PFIs, and on the obscenity called computerisation, is no fault of the patients.
Competing interests: Elderly patient