Why bureaucracy must die

Paperwork is a curse. So many person-days are wasted every year because: Someone in management feels they need to be given regular written reports to know what’s going on. Stuff may go wrong, so nobody should do anything without filling in paperwork first. We need to “prove” that stuff has happened properly, so activity reports […]

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Territorial medicine

I work in Emergency Medicine. This means I see a complete undifferentiated range of illnesses and injuries and have to deal with anything and everything that gets thrown my way. Half of my patients I refer to “specialties” for further management or follow-up. Sometimes, referring a patient is a battle. Some doctors on the other […]

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