Pennsylvania's Health Care Crisis has NOT 'turned the corner'
Posted by Clark Venable on 5/24/2006
Our Governor is quoted as saying that Pennsylvania's health care crisis has turned a corner. It has not and as evidence I point you to the following article about a Cardiology group in Philadelphia that will no longer provide coverage at one health center there:
Imagine you're, say, a plastic surgeon. There used to be fifteen of you on staff at a hospital so you took ER call only two days per months (as a precondition for maintaining staff privileges). Well, because of a malpractice crisis that has NOT turned the corner there are only three of you now. That's ten days of ER call each month. Kinda forces you to ponder whether maintaining staff privileges is worth is, doesn't it? And if you decide it's not, then patients loose access to yet another specialist at the hospital. See where this goes?
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