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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:39 PM
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12. "managed at home"
is just another name for cost cutting.

A broken collar bone, a broken scapula, a broken hand, and broken teeth ....
a hospital bed does not seem like a luxury.

My son was born 4 weeks premature and the insurance company had us out of
the hospital in 48 hours.
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  -My sister in law got hurt .... we need to fix health care in this country Botany  Mar-08-09 06:17 PM   #0 
  - I hope they at least sent her home with pain meds  MissB   Mar-08-09 06:20 PM   #1 
  - she got the oxy but ......  Botany   Mar-08-09 06:22 PM   #3 
     - I know it's very disturbing to see someone you care about in pain  Maru Kitteh   Mar-08-09 09:41 PM   #20 
     - Not to be a prick but she doesn't really need a bed.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Mar-08-09 09:49 PM   #22 
        - I agree 100%  reformedrethug   Mar-08-09 10:06 PM   #24 
        - Agree. Painful but not life-threatening injuries that require monitoring  REP   Mar-08-09 10:30 PM   #26 
  - UGH! And the scapula is the most painfull bone to break...  Gogi   Mar-08-09 06:22 PM   #2 
  - I don't know much about it, but I vividly remember how bad my femur hurt when broken...  BlooInBloo   Mar-08-09 06:28 PM   #5 
  - The scapula moves a lot...I guess that's why it's extremely painful. eom  Gogi   Mar-08-09 06:44 PM   #16 
  - Femur fractures are widely considered the most painful and the most dangerous.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Mar-08-09 09:46 PM   #21 
  - If hospital$ could get away with outpatient brain surgery, they'd do it.  leftstreet   Mar-08-09 06:25 PM   #4 
  - She be O.K. but a hospital bed w/ nurses and an I.V. for pain .....  Botany   Mar-08-09 06:30 PM   #7 
     - She doesn't really need an IV for pain nor does she need to be exposed to hospital-borne pathogens  REP   Mar-08-09 10:32 PM   #27 
  - Is there another hospital you can take her to?  Cleita   Mar-08-09 06:28 PM   #6 
  - her daughter was in the same bike race and drove her to ....  Botany   Mar-08-09 06:33 PM   #10 
  - Hospitals don't admit unless a person is in acute crisis (or having planned surgery).  Avalux   Mar-08-09 06:32 PM   #8 
  - "managed at home"  Botany   Mar-08-09 06:39 PM   #12 
  - I was just about to write what you wrote.  Warpy   Mar-08-09 07:08 PM   #17 
  - Oh, that's awful!  pacalo   Mar-08-09 06:33 PM   #9 
  - I agree--sending her home with what they KNOW are THREE broken bones  rocktivity   Mar-08-09 06:43 PM   #14 
  - When my friend, who is believed to have MS, broke her knee cap two years ago  Emit   Mar-08-09 06:38 PM   #11 
  - If she had broken a long bone (arm or leg bone) they probably would consider  Ilsa   Mar-08-09 06:43 PM   #13 
  - Femur fracture definitely, humerus, tibia fracture maybe, radius, ulna, fibula fracture unlikely.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Mar-08-09 09:51 PM   #23 
     - Yeah, I guess so, even with the smaller amount of yellow marrow. nt  Ilsa   Mar-09-09 10:19 AM   #28 
  - Stabilize is all they are  KT2000   Mar-08-09 06:43 PM   #15 
  - So is the Universal Health Care argument here that...  serrano2008   Mar-08-09 07:32 PM   #18 
  - NO, NO ONE gets a hospital bed for any reason.  elleng   Mar-08-09 07:48 PM   #19 
  - I read about a universal plan that fully funded hospitals for all their expenses  Cleita   Mar-09-09 01:20 PM   #29 
  - Ridiculous, isn't it?  Horse with no Name   Mar-08-09 10:15 PM   #25 
  - If the hospital so mentioned starts w an "R" remind me to share my horror story  mod mom   Mar-09-09 01:24 PM   #30 
  - They sent someone home with broken bones?  Vinca   Mar-09-09 01:32 PM   #31 

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