If, as I’ve written before and as we’re now beginning to see, a hospital need not have beds, then what’s the difference between a hospital (which physicians can’t develop as a Medicare facility) and an ASC?
Who likes to make the bed? Apparently not hospitals, because an increasing number are building new “bedless” facilities. Reception area/waiting room? Check! Operating rooms? Check! Patient monitoring? Check! Inpatient rooms? Heck no! All of the overnight rooms are the patients’ own rooms at their homes. There’s no need to build them. There’s no need to staff […]
How unlikely is it that in twenty years, the only physician actually in the O.R. will be the anesthesiologist? Podcast: Play in new window | Download
How unlikely is it that in twenty years, the only physician actually in the O.R. will be the anesthesiologist? As surgery becomes more robotic, what difference will it make if the surgeon is actually present? In fact, as surgery becomes more robotic, will surgeons continue to be physicians or will they be specially trained technicians? […]