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That is so scary. I can't help but think that this is the short sighted sort of thing that results from 'for profit' health care.
Oh, I made sure to say 'short sighted'. I can't fathom why anyone would take such a risk. An attempt at saving money (a bad attempt, stupid attempt, tripping over a dollar to pick up a dime attempt), was the ONLY reason I could think that a clinic would do something so damn stupid.
they were doing that in Vancouver BC Imp... when they first started it was like.... wtf.. this is how my hard earned tax dollars are being spent!! but they are gonna get it and do it anyways so if this helps.. then do it....
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See, I'd want to say ignorance and lack of training were involved, but I find that hard to believe.
Docs and nurses are trained and know better, so I'm thinking it was a cooperate discussion past down to it's workers.