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Any Advice? Local Hospital & Physicians DICTATING Where Their Patient Go for PT

 
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Any Advice? Local Hospital & Physicians DICTATING Where... - March 11, 2011 10:35:53 PM   
AbelowDS

 

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Our facility is situated midway between two medium-sized hospitals. Both hospitals are owned by the same company. We've recently been getting calls from past patients that they want to come see us. They had some form of joint replacement, the inpatient therapist and their surgeon told them they HAD TO have post-op PT at the hospital. Not knowing that they could go anywhere they wanted (including returning to our facility) they did what the inpatient PT and the MD told them THEY HAD TO DO.

It's not just that they're getting terrible care; they don't know that they have a choice. Seems unethical to me. In Massachusetts, it may even be against the law (I'm checking into this...)

Any advice what to do about this?

Thanks
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RE: Any Advice? Local Hospital & Physicians DICTATING W... - March 14, 2011 8:34:52 PM   
SJBird55

 

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The best thing you can do is educate those in your community about their choice... empower them to choose their physical therapist based on their needs. AND educate every single patient you treat about their choice...

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