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An Engineer Looks at Health Care Delivery

An Engineer Looks at Health Care Delivery Anthony J. Daquino, RN, BE, BSN, CCRN, CEN Veteran, Army Special Forces, Combat Tour, Vietnam/Laos 1969/70 As someone with one foot in each industry (a licensed RN for 15 years and an engineer for 20 years prior to that), it is my belief that healthcare has much to learn from manufacturing regarding Quality Assurance. This does not require spending millions, thousands or even ...more »

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Save billions of taxpayers money

Right now, every American citizen pays their state and federal taxes which goes directly toward funding the Medicaid program - which is widely abused. There are also individuals who go to their local hospital without any insurance and no means to pay for their visit. Their medical bills also ends up in the taxpayer's hands. I suggest that the hospitals be reformed to reorganize how patients are handled. Right now, whoever ...more »

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Stop having taxpayers pay for OTC Medications

Stop prescribing over the counter (OTC) medications to patients. Patients are responsible for their own healthcare. It is not the job of the US government, private insurance or NFP companies to pay for items that patients are expected to buy on their own. Multiple organizations have tried this and found their pharmacy costs have decreased 25-30 percent. Most hospitals find that their pharmacy uses over 50% of their annual ...more »

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Hospital Reorganization

I suggest that you reform the hospitals to reorganize how patients are handled. Right now, whoever goes to the hospital must be seen, which means that our emergency care doctors are spending most of their time helping people with minor colds and those seeking shelters instead of the emergencies that they were trained for. People who need immediate attention are having to wait because the lobby is packed with cases that ...more »

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Wasting $10,000 a day... really?

I know it was a common topic last year, but this again would be on healthcare reform policy. At the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. We are wasting a tremendous amount of medication and money in the pharmacy. We have a large number of patients on different types of inhalers, some costing over 300$ a piece even at a government contract prices. Many nights we get many of these back because duplicates were ...more »

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