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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

one of those days

Today was one of those days. Strokes and MIs and hypotensions and heart blocks. This in the middle of all the usual baloney. You know the back pains and abdominal pains and depressions and weak old people and chest pains and assorted wackos and weirdos.

And I'm sorry but you can hang around for hours in the hospital after you are discharged saying you are trying to get a ride to your home 40 miles from the hospital and woe is you, you have no money....and guess what, you still won't get a cab voucher. We will however, give you bus tokens. And yes indeed, there really is a bus that goes where you live...

And is it my imagination or are the people who come to ER getting more and more down and out looking? I mean some of these people look like they have been run over a few times. They remind me of old pictures I have seen from the depression of these exhausted looking bedragged people. I guess the world is getting more stressful and peoples faces and demeanor reflect that.

3 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

You are right. People with health insurance seldom use the ERs.

Anonymous said...

because we are in a depression

Anonymous said...

Abdominal and chest pain cases don't belong in an ER. What are those people thinking? Ruling out MI and acute abdomen is best done next week in the PCP's office.