Answer: The Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA) was established in 1990.The PDSA requires all hospitals that receive Medicare reimbursementmust recognize the living will and durable power of attorney forhealth care.
Answer: This person needs to have a Healthcare Proxy. This is someone who will make ONLY their medical decisions, and is court appointed. Usually the court will appoint a family member. A person who is under arrest still has the autonomy to make their own medical decisions, Only a person who is incompetent (determined by the court), or who does not have capacity (determined by a physician) can NOT make their own medical decisions. If you wish to become this persons health care decision maker, you need to seek the necessary forms to become their healthcare proxy (most hospitals have the forms or should at least be able to tell you how to get them).
Answer: The answer to this question is varied - it depends on a lot of things. Are you asking for the number of patients per general practitioner? If so, the answer would appear to be somewhere in the realms of 1000 to 1500 patients per GP. This does depend on the nature of the population, their demographics, geographical constraints, disease burden, age , ability of the Doctor, how many nurses the Dr has to support them, etc etc etc.In New Zeland, practice sizes vary from 500 patients per GP right up to 3500 patients per GP (considered unmanageable, actually). I believe the average practice size is around 1600 patients per GP.In terms of specialist doctors required, I do not know of research completed looking at ideal ratios here.
Answer: A TB or tuberculosis patient needs to have a balanced diet andenough rest and exercise. Depending on the present weight andheight of the patient, the usual prescribed food is high in calorieand protein to increase muscle mass (as there is much wasting in asevere TB patient). Adequate servings of fruits and vegetables arealso recommended so as to increase the immune system.