Editorial: The perfect job

January 1, 2005

Imagine practicing gynecology and performing the most challenging surgeries day and night without worrying about malpractice suits, managed-care pre-authorization, or CPT and ICD-9 codes. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have no concerns about being paid and patients who are grateful for care even when the outcome isn't perfect? That would never happen in this country but it's a scenario experienced by health-care professionals affiliated with PRN Relief International. These dedicated individuals minister to some of the planet's most needy-and grateful-patients. I was fortunate to be able to serve with them recently in Jamaica and it's an experience I'll never forget.