Does a patient really being treated in the hospital or just another guinea pig.

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
April 18, 2007 7:15am CST
I often wonder whether the doctors really know what they are doing when treating a patient. When a patient is admitted, they run all kind of test to determine what the actually sickness. Sometimes, a patient condition got worse before they even find the actual cause. I am not saying that all the doctors are like that. But some doctors are so young and one never stop wondering whether they have enough experience. Whats your opinion?
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@mannu123 (144)
• India
18 Apr 07
I have also had such thoughts many a times. When I was admitted in the hospital, they used to pull out blood mercilessly and kept doing tests all through the day. Their must be some loop hole somewhere but again that does not mean all Doctors are bad. There are good doctors but the procedure in which they work can be dissatisfying at times.
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@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I must first say that yes, there are some bad doctors out there. Remember that you can request another, all you have to do is fill out some paperwork and return it to the nurses. Also, every person reacts a little differently to disease/trauma. This is why it is sometimes so hard for doctors to figure out what the problem is. Especially general doctors for the hospital. In a given day, they can diagnose upwards of 35 seperate diseases -- things so varied such as diabetes, heart disease, tetanus, spider bite, concussion, etc. It is a hard job.
@uu4h708 (638)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
well not all doctors are good and not all of them are bad either.. and sometimes, running a lot of tests is not because they are treating the patient as a guinea pig but because they just want to know the patients condition... it would be better than doing a hypothetical guess wouldnt it?