Tuesday, April 14, 2009

For the Sake of the Children: Is It Now Time to Ban Health Care Workers?

"Hundreds of patients in Chicago-area hospitals, including children, are at risk for tuberculosis after a doctor-in-training tested positive for the disease... Hundreds have been exposed. At Children's Memorial alone, it is estimated that approximately 150 children and 300 employees were exposed. So far, no one, including the resident's family members, has tested positive for the disease." [link]

What is the world coming to. Physicians are already regulated, registered, tested, etc...by the government and yet this still happens. I have already wrote about the dangers of physicians and health care professionals to any one's well being. They are in fact the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. Yet we continue to come up with these problems. Evidently the registration is not working as intended, I guess for the sake of the children and the safety of all involved we should just ban this profession all together.