Too much paperwork

Because of ongoing illnesses and a recent trip to the hospital, I feel qualified to write about what I feel is wrong with the health care system. It's lack of personal attention and too much paperwork.

Every time I needed a pill, I had to be scanned, like a cereal box. While waiting for a procedure, I could hear the doctors and other staff talking about what forms they needed to fill out.

Yap, yap.

They were not paying any attention to their patient, lying there on the stretcher.

Once home, the home help care came to my rescue, but they all had multitudes of forms for me to sign, all leaving behind folders with "important" papers for me to read.

They need to get real. When a person is sick, who gives a damn about vital information? It's taxpayers' money going to waste. I have all those papers stored together until one day I will simply fill my trash can with all that valuable information that I supposedly needed to know.

Rolande Caron, South Paris

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 's picture

scanned

like a box of Fruit Loops?

 's picture

Come on, disagree?! That was

Come on, disagree?! That was pretty funny...

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

LOL....Pretty good, MO4

LOL....Pretty good, MO4

 's picture

Before you trash all that

Before you trash all that meaningless paperwork, Rolande, check through it and make sure you're not throwing out a misplaced notice from Readers' Digest advising you that you won $10 million bucks. 0O:-)

 's picture

1. he should be greatful that

1. he should be greatful that he was "scanned" everytime he needed a pill. in nurse's haste, he might have ended up with someone else's pills, which could have created a whole host of other problems (we had it happen in my family, not fun). it also helps to monitor for side effects, prevent drug overdoses, and prevent drugs from countering each other. which is a matter of healthcare records.

2. paperwork keeps track of your health care over your lifetime. that way you don't have to try to remember every pill's name and counter reaction or allergy, the name of every doctor or nurse who has ever cared for you, every minor illness, ect., which can effect your healthcare later in life. which is a matter of healthcare records.

3. of course billing. you wouldn't have wanted to pay for a pill that you didn't get. which is all a matter of billing records.

4. all the informational paperwork is just how they cover themselves from lawsuits. you can't claim you weren't told if your signature is on the paper saying you were. what you do with that info is up to you.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The Pirate believes "he" to

The Pirate believes "he" to be a "she".

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

He's thumbing through his

He's thumbing through his directory of NAMES for BABIES to see if there's any gender distinction between Rolande and Roland. He's coming up empty so far, and is about ready to declare a tie.(Whatever that means). 0O:-)

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Sorry about the double post;

Sorry about the double post; the parrot did it.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

He's thumbing through his

He's thumbing through his directory of NAMES for BABIES to see if there's any gender distinction between Rolande and Roland. He's coming up empty so far, and is about ready to declare a tie.(Whatever that means). 0O:-)

RONALD RIML's picture

You're obviously well enough to write this letter.....

And to both pizz and moan simulataneously.

Congratulations - you're still above ground level!!!! And it's a bright and sunny morning!

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