Are you a star patient?

My ward has a way of warning the doctors and nurses regarding patient had some form of infection. It’s shall give the patient a star (made of a red color paper) paste on the end of bed.

So, if you hepatitis screening came back as positive, you get a star, if patient pus C+S came back as E-COLI, you also get a star..

But personally I think it’s basically discriminating and an offense to patient’s confidential information. For one things, most of IVDU admitted to ward, well, usually they are the “Star” patient.