Letters: May 22, 2006

What Scares Doctors? Being the Patient Hospitalization too often means insufficient time with the doctor, errors in treatment and a big bill that adds insult to injury. Weighing in with tales of botched operations and battles for reimbursement, patients and caregivers alike offered their prescriptions for healing an ailing system too focused on the bottom line

Your story on the harrowing experiences that doctors have had as hospital patients [May 1] only scratched the surface of what is wrong with our health-care system, which is in a rapid downhill spiral. The interests of consumers and caregivers are losing out, and the...

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