Hospital doctors urged to be more like GPs

UK intensivist Dr Matt Morgan donned a pair of jeans and did some 'deep follow-up' by seeing patients in their own homes

It’s something GPs do regularly, but for UK intensivist Dr Matt Morgan, leaving his safe hospital environment and visiting a patient at home was a difficult yet profound experience.

Dr Matt Morgan
UK intensivist Dr Matt Morgan.

He’s urging other hospital doctors to occasionally step outside the “safe neon confines” of their usual workplaces to see patients in their home environments in order to better understand their needs.