How do Rules and Regulations Affect Your Care?

You've heard the horror stories, patients dying in the parking lot of a hospital, or the front steps, because nurses were bound by rules and regulations implemented by administrators to satisfy insurance regulations, HIPPA, hospital policy, etc., in a litigious society.

The age of "I am going to sue you for everything," has had an impact on healthcare delivery. How have you been affected in your workplace? What are the weird things that you cannot do? Anything that concerns you with respect to prevention from doing an adequate job delivering healthcare?

Anybody have their own story of failure to follow procedures? Note, instead of putting the blame on nurses and other hospital staff, there's an unfortunate reality imposed by hospitals policy and procedure manuals.

What's your experience?

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