Should Hospitals Have Their Own Police Forces?
Violent attacks against healthcare workers are rising, leading some hospitals to launch their own police forces. Enhanced security and faster response times sound great. But what about patient rights, potential abuses, and the financial burden at a time when hospital finances are strained?
In this episode of CareTalk, John and David examine the rise of hospital police forces and debate whether or not they are a good idea.
(1:01) Why is there a debate about hospitals having their own police forces?
(5:29) Benefits and drawbacks with hospital police forces
(7:20) Does an “armed” environment make it a safer one?
(10:44) What framework is needed in order to establish a hospital police force?
CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare industry. Join co-hosts John Driscoll (President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance) and David Williams (President, Health Business Group) as they debate the latest in US healthcare news, business and policy.
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