Bafflegab is a pandemic in the health care industry. Consider the following:
“As our population ages and age-related chronic conditions are on the rise, the right things are happening in terms of the shift in focus away from acute care in hospitals and to care in the community – this is what many people have said they want – however the government’s reinvestment and our ability to build out capacity in the home and community sector has not yet caught up with the opportunity.”
No, I didn’t make this up. In fact, it’s almost word for word from a document prepared for a national organization.
So where do I start? The misuse of dashes? The run-on sentence? The reading ease measure of 0? (That’s a rating out of 100, by the way.) The grade level of 31? (Last time I checked that wasn’t an option in our education system, even for my perpetual student sons.)
What really has me tearing my hair out is how easy this would be to cure with a little simple non-invasive surgery. Consider the following:
“Our population is aging. Chronic conditions are on the rise. We are shifting the focus away from hospital care to care at home and in the community– what people say they want. But it takes time for resources and capacity to catch up with policy.”
The reading ease score is 69, with a grade level of 6.3. This patient could make a full recovery.