Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hospitals are giant mausoleums that can feed "people" off to many other places.

How American Health Care Killed My Father

(Editor's Note:) Don't know if this is anything worth reading. Giant Hospitals are nothing more than concentration camps, internment camps, death camps and longevity camps. So, someday I may be kept alive forever through stem cells, because guys have lotsa fun. I think.

funzies.......I think the Jews did start those, at that. Probably it was somebody else. Children, maybe, looking so happy with those silly little grins of theirs. I guess they got ripped off. Adults who need to be children, and "go exploring." So, funzies. With a straight face.

It is indeed the money and the job potential. Just like War for soldiers.

Maybe it weeds out all "undesirable elements" like free radicals. Say. Free all Radicals!

After the needless death of his father, the author, a business executive, began a personal exploration of a health-care industry that for years has delivered poor service and irregular quality at astonishingly high cost. It is a system, he argues, that is not worth preserving in anything like its current form. And the health-care reform now being contemplated will not fix it. Here’s a radical solution to an agonizing problem.

ALMOST TWO YEARS ago, my father was killed by a hospital-borne infection in the intensive-care unit of a well-regarded nonprofit hospital in New York City. Dad had just turned 83, and he had a variety of the ailments common to men of his age. But he was still working on the day he walked into the hospital with pneumonia. Within 36 hours, he had developed sepsis. Over the next five weeks in the ICU, a wave of secondary infections, also acquired in the hospital, overwhelmed his defenses. My dad became a statistic—merely one of the roughly 100,000 Americans whose deaths are caused or influenced by infections picked up in hospitals. One hundred thousand deaths: more than double the number of people killed in car crashes, five times the number killed in homicides, 20 times the total number of our armed forces killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another victim in a building American tragedy.

About a week after my father’s death, The New Yorker ran an article by Atul Gawande profiling the efforts of Dr. Peter Pronovost to reduce the incidence of fatal hospital-borne infections. Pronovost’s solution? A simple checklist of ICU protocols governing physician hand-washing and other basic sterilization procedures. Hospitals implementing Pronovost’s checklist had enjoyed almost instantaneous success, reducing hospital-infection rates by two-thirds within the first three months of its adoption. But many physicians rejected the checklist as an unnecessary and belittling bureaucratic intrusion, and many hospital executives were reluctant to push it on them. The story chronicled Pronovost’s travels around the country as he struggled to persuade hospitals to embrace his reform.