Dual perspectives: Bringing hospital care to home.


Dual perspectives: Bringing hospital care to home. (Poem, poetry, Senryū)

crop doctor with stethoscope preparing for surgery in hospital
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Changing time changes 
Hospital versus home care 
A time to reflect.

Both venues promise 
presence of healthcare workers 
and assessment tools.

Certain illnesses can be treated and cared for at home and community. In the light of COVID-19, would home-care be a better option?

Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

2 thoughts on “Dual perspectives: Bringing hospital care to home.

  1. Right now, the health system is working the way its supposed to do. Severe cases wind up in a hospital; mild cases are treated at home if they are treated at all. The problem comes from having a large proportion of the population with latent or underlying conditions and a large portion who have no “family doctor” and who rely on ER for any health treatments. Reliance on the ER was what the ACA tried to eliminate — it’s an expensive form of treatment that exposes consumers to other diseases. The GOP dogmatically designated the ACA as “another government giveaway” without recognizing it for want it is — a serious effort to reign in healthcare spending.

    OK, I’ve run two topics together. There are very few physicians who do house calls, and the jury is still out on the effectiveness of telemedicine. If the latter works, that will change where care is delivered. My take is that telemedicine as done today is an opportunity for physicians to miss important clues about what is wrong with a patient. How over the phone could you tell that a patient has a “hot” gall bladder?

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