Recently, two hospitals announced that they are trying to keep the old and chronically ill patients out of hospitals for their own good, because in hospitals there are bugs which may make them more sick and finally a longer stay in hospitals.
So what they proposed doing or are doing
Changi General Hospital is pairing up elderly with chronic problems with GP's in the east. So far 300 patients are involved with 57 GP's.
Tan Tock Seng hospital has a team of 4 doctors, 5 nurses and 2 social workers working round the clock, going to nursing homes to attend to sick patients. They claimed, " if one gets seriously ill in the nursing home, they will rush over to give treatment.
In Singapore, at the moment there are 64 nursing homes. 200 residents per home, the total goes up to 12,800 residents minimum, some bigger nursing homes had more than 200 patients.
How much can the 4 doctors, 5 nurses and 2 social workers do ?