Friday 28 July 2017

Primary health care delusion

HSE spokespeople seem to equate low hospital admission rates with "quality effective service". This is delusional.

Fewer people, an estimated 53,000, will receive care they need if admissions to acute public hospitals are cut as planned. Better co-ordination will not solve problems of scarcity.

It is absurd to talk of "timely access" to "clinical decision-makers" when doctors are in such short supply.

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