Angry Doctor

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nightmare scenarios

angry doc had a bad dream last night. He dreamt that he was ordered to insert a chest tube but (for some reason he can't remember now) he never got around to doing it and as a result the patient died.

Not good.

What happens, he wonders, if he was ordered to pull the plug on a patient who had signed an AMD, but the patient dies before he could get around to doing it?


  • Wah that's your nightmare ar?

    I guess many poor people in Singapore were having the same nightmares last night.

    And when they woke up, they realised they were living in their nightmare.

    And it's going to get worse.

    All of a sudden I think nobody gives a damn about healthcare anymore.

    It's all about money yet again in Sunny Singapore! woo hoo!

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At November 15, 2006 12:55 pm  

  • Learn to delegate -

    someone asks you to set a chest tube, get your reg/MO/HO to do it.

    If you're a HO with no one else to delegate to, get the radiologist to set it for you, with some bull**** reason why it needs to be done under fluoro guidance.

    Your nightmares will suddenly disappear.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 17, 2006 1:11 pm  

  • Haha! Now I know how consultants think!

    anyway I never ever saw a consultant put in a chest tube or take blood!

    I remember my consultant used to say he doesn't know how liao! Forgot already. Made me wonder what happens when they go into private practice?

    Dangerous man!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 18, 2006 11:13 am  

  • No lah, only in Restructured Hospital, you get thambi to do it for you for free... in private setting you have to do everything yourself or you pay the RMO a hefty sum to do it for you.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 28, 2006 9:01 pm  

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