of the great things about working at a VA (Veteran's Administration)
hospital is simplicity. We have simplified the hospital by
only having two different patients. We have patient A who
has coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease,
hypertension, benign prostatic hypertrophy, a hiatal hernia,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and smoking.
And the second patient who is patient A with diabetes. Medical
care is simple because everybody has all the risk factors.
As the American Population ages, your hospital may experience
this phenomena as well. You can save time in this type of
hospital by listing the diseases the patient's don't have.
If a quarter of the patients are like VA patient A and B,
and they are, you need a really simple way to care for them.