3 things the public always says about hospital interactions

Not only are these issues common, they are also the ones that doctors have the most control over

I enjoy talking to random people about their experiences with healthcare.

hospital chat

As somebody who regularly travels all over the country, for both work and pleasure (I far prefer the latter), whenever I meet people in situations where you end up talking — be it on airplanes, a guided city tour or at a social function — as soon as I say I’m a physician, the conversation invariably ends up turning towards that person’s experience of healthcare.

It could be a major life event they or a family member had, or a more benign interaction. I