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Contents

Introduction

PART I - HOSPITAL DANGERS AND RISKS (Chapter 1 to Chapter 5)

PART II - HOSPITAL MODUS OPERANDI (Chapter 6 to Chapter 10)

PART III - CASE STUDY FOR PUBLIC HOSPITALS (Chapter 11)

PART IV - HEALTHCARE REFORM (Chapter 12 to Chapter 13)

PART V - COMING TOGETHER (Chapter 14 to Chapter 17)




Chapter 1 - My Father's Last Illness

  • Things that Went Wrong on Day 1
  • Inefficient Bed Management Policy
  • Three Different Diagnoses
  • Moved Nine Times
  • Clueless Clinical Tests
  • Going Easy with "Life-line"
  • Sitting Duck for Hospital Superbugs
  • Best Guess Antibiotics
  • No "Ammunition" to Fight Superbugs
  • Medical Gadgets can Injure
  • Caught Off-guard
  • Preventable Injuries
  • No Closure

Chapter 2 - Trying Days In The Hospital

  • Anguish and Anger
  • Be Vigilant

What Killed My Dad?: Are Hospitals Safe?


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Chapter 3 - Hospital Superbugs

  • The Different Bugs
  • Ask for your Laboratory Results
  • Beware of Hospital-acquired Pneumonia
  • Beware of Sepsis
  • Antibiotics
  • At Your Own Risk
  • Workplace Safety and Health Act
  • Superbugs Awareness Campaign

Chapter 4 - Urinary Tract Infection

  • Urinary Catheter Care
  • Urinary Tract Infection can Cause Death

Chapter 5 - Things That May Go Wrong

  • Extravasation
  • Wrong Medication
  • Wrong-Site Surgery
  • Operating Theatre Policy
  • Fall Precautions
  • Feeding Tube
  • BIPAP Tube
  • Foreign Objects
  • Bed Sores

Chapter 6 - Multiple Doctors

  • Who are your Doctors?
  • Duty Roster
  • Co-manage by Other Specialists
  • Doctors On Call
  • "Healthcare Factory"

Chapter 7 - Nursing Care

  • Who are your Nurses?
  • Find Out the Patient-Nurse Ratio
  • Look Out for Unkind Nurses
  • Do not Confront Unkind Nurses
  • Recorded but Not Done
  • Nurses can Make a Difference

Chapter 8 - Physician Care

  • The Typical Doctor
  • The Religious Doctor
  • The "Executioner-Doctor"
  • Are Senior Consultants Good Doctors?
  • Can you Trust your Doctors?
  • Can you Fire your Doctors?
  • Do you Dare to Challenge your Doctors?
  • Beware of "FOND"
  • Good Doctors are Rare Gems

Chapter 9 - Hospital Bill And Medical Record

  • Manage your Hospitalisation Costs
  • Compile your Own Medical Record
  • Patient Relations

Chapter 10 - Seeking Closure

  • Coroner's Inquiry
  • Coroners Act 2010
  • Seeking Redress
  • Patient's Charter
  • Medical Negligence Cases in the Subordinate Courts

Chapter 11 - Autopsy On The Hospital

  • Case Study
  • Death Certification

Chapter 12 - Clearing Hurdles

  • Embrace Change
  • Righteous and Responsible Spirit of Mankind
  • Treat Patients like Family
  • Face Up to Feedback and Complaints
  • Ward Off Temptations
  • For Better or For Worse: Hospital Combo and Means Testing
  • Tackle the Blind Spot: Wipe Out Hospital Superbugs
  • Comparing Apples with Oranges

Chapter 13 - Humanistics Healthcare

  • Nurses' Welfare
  • Doctors' Welfare

Chapter 14 - Do Not Dump Public Hospitals

  • Exercise our Rights to Enjoy Subsidised Healthcare
  • My Wish List - New Public Hospitals
  • Structure of Public Healthcare Institutions
  • The Impact of Medical Tourism on Public Healthcare

Chapter 15 - Patient Advocacy

  • Who will “Pick Up the Oars and Row”?

Chapter 16 - What You Didn't Learn in Medical School

  • Why Study Medicine?
  • Adding Value to Others' Lives
  • Millionaire Doctors
  • Being Honest with Yourself
  • SMART-CHIPS Test
  • Nurturing Compassion in Medical Students
  • Practising Compassion in Public Hospitals
  • Manage the Last Breath Mindfully
  • Let Hindsight Become Foresight

Chapter 17 - The Last Lesson Learned From Smoking

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pursed Lip Breathing
  • World COPD Day

Appendix 1: Means Testing Framework - Public Hospitals

Appendix 1a: Revised Means Testing Framework - Public Hospitals

Appendix 1b: Day Surgery and Specialist Outpatient Subsidies

Appendix 2: Means Testing Framework - Community Hospitals

Appendix 2a: Revised Means Testing Framework - Community Hospitals

Appendix 3: Profitable Poison-Botox

Glossary





Updated on 12 May 2013



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