In this very minute, in hospitals all over the world, there are people who are treating the sick, wounded, and dying. These
Mike DeWindt and Steve Lucero explain what their jobs entail.
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As horrifying as this was, I felt worst about not speaking out from behind my own curtain to let my roommates and the nurses know that this was not acceptable treatment.
Unfortunately, efforts to stop the spread of these hospital born-and-bred mutants have focused so far on changing human behavior by reprogramming bedside caregivers.
Drop-in child care at a hospital means fewer missed appointments, greater compliance with treatment plans, more hands-free nurses and more on-time patients which in turn translates to more on-time doctors.
The cost of the average American hospital stay nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010 while average stay length declined. The decade
All in all, your stay in the hospital will be what you make it. With a little preparation, you can improve your stay.
The Illinois and North Carolina examples should serve as a lesson to the rest of the country about what happens when hospitals financial interests are allowed to dictate decisions about health-care for the poor.
In recent years, medical educators have warned that hospitals are growing more impersonal and have urged young doctors to treat patients as people -- not diseases.