Category: Patient’s Perspective

Doctors and insurers use patients as human shields in billing cases – HoustonChronicle.com

Doctors and insurance companies have proven they are more than willing to use patients as human shields. Our elected representatives must intervene. The battle is over money, with doctors and hospitals charging higher prices and insurance companies denying more claims.

Smithsonian.com: What Do People Google Before Going to the ER?

Smithsonian.com: What Do People Google Before Going to the ER?. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-do-people-google-going-er-180971558/

New York Post : My mom’s medical emergency became a hospital horror show

I was visiting home last Tuesday night and was just leaving when my mother, Phylis Corso, came home from work early. She told me she thought she was having a heart attack and needed to go to the hospital. She

Emergency care for elderly can be dangerous

In 2005, when physician Kevin Biese was a medical resident in Boston, a 92-year-old woman with a urinary tract infection arrived by ambulance at a hospital emergency room. Her behavior — confusion and lethargy — suggested she also was suffering

15 Years with My Pain Dr. and My Last Appointment Became My Final Appointment – National Pain Report

Editor’s Note: John Sandherr is a 58-year old man who lives near Pittsburgh, Pa. He has suffered from chronic pain for thirty years and has undergone 10 surgeries. . He is an arachnoiditis survivor and is an outspoken chronic pain advocate.

How a startup hopes to treat the rural opioid epidemic, at a profit

When Elizabeth Zeinner turned 18, she used her savings to buy a run-down house on Conwell Street in Aurora, Indiana, a town of just under 4,000 residents on the edge of the greater Cincinnati area. Located on the banks of

Urgent Care Centers Are More Popular Than Ever, Study Says | Time

Urgent care centers are increasingly becoming Americans’ go-to option for certain health problems, according to a new study. Visits to urgent care clinics increased by 119% among commercially insured Americans between 2008 and 2015, according to new research published in JAMA Internal

Study: Trips to ERs down, urgent care centers up for minor ills

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed 2008-2015 data from Aetna, the commercial health insurance company. “The drop in emergency department visits is quite striking and represents a substantial shift in where patients go to get care for conditions such

Hospitals using alternative for Morphine due to shortage | wwltv.com

Eyewitness News recently got calls and e-mails from some concerned hospital patients wanting to know if they were getting the right pain medication alternative, since morphine is in short supply. When a recent hospital patient was at Tulane Medical Center last

Only 3.3% of emergency room visits are ‘avoidable,’ 

Only 3.3 percent of emergency room visits are avoidable, according to a study published Thursday in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care. https://academic.oup.com/intqhc/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/intqhc/mzx081 This is because those visits deemed ‘avoidable’ involve mental health or dental care, issues with

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