The Hospital Roommate Is Almost Extinct
Imagine a room filled with sunlight, swanky furniture, a flat screen TV, your own private bed. On call assistance. Sounds like a spa, or an upscale hotel.
Except, it’s not. It’s a private room. In a hospital.
Gone are the huge patient wards. And now also going — shared rooms. Private rooms for all patients is the new trend in hospital care, especially among many of the top-tier hospitals in Massachusetts.
We take a closer look and wonder, when we lose a roommate, do we lose anything else?
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- Rachel Zimmerman, co-host, WBUR’s CommonHealth blog
- Jeanette Clough, president and CEO, Mount Auburn Hospital
- CommonHealth: Why Shared Hospital Rooms Are Becoming Obsolete
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