At a recent meeting, it was suggested that all physicians at our hospital give out our personal cell phone numbers when patients are being discharged, and tell them to call us with any issues. This would supposedly improve patient satisfaction. The medical director said he'd been doing this for years and had only gotten "like two calls ever."
The response was overwhelmingly, "Hell no."
I know of several physicians who have given out their cell to a patient and been harassed for years. But apparently, doctors giving out their cell numbers is a thing now.
What do you think?