Monday, May 22, 2006

Mania for management

It is bad enough that spending on health "managers, administrators, supervisors and clerical staff" etc has reached $500 million but don't forget the added burden as these people extract their pound of flesh from the frontliners. With extra bureaucracy comes more analysis of systems, more paperwork, more meetings, more change for the sake of change. The productive time of medical staff is reduced. No wonder the government has put 50 percent more in and got less out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My wife works front line in the public health system. Today she will have two hours of contact with patients ("clients") - or, more likely, one as half the time they don't show up - and six hours of meetings.