Sunday, August 11, 2013

Medical Emergencies, Emergency Rooms, Hospitals: Getting Optimal Care

CBS News presented a segment about the “Best Hospitals” issue. It’s the video’s specific information, imparted by Dr. Jon Pook in the interview, that I found most instructive. Dr. Pook is a doctor at at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia U. Medical Center and chief medical correspondent for CBS news.

He discusses measures to insure getting optimal hospital care. For example, he stresses the importance of communication needing to be “a good hand-off” between the patient’s regular doctor and the hospital’s doctor or the hospitalist, comparing it to the passing of the baton in a relay. He calls attention to basic, but critical, things........

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