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  •  If you are a pregnant woman (2+ / 0-)
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    susanala, JVolvo

    and are in an emergency situation where you may have to have an abortion in order to save your life, DO NOT go to a Catholic hospital.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 08:01:02 PM PST

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    •  No human should use my city's Catholic hospital. (2+ / 0-)
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      JVolvo, Lost Left Coaster

      They dump indigents on the public university teaching hospital just like the corporate owned facilities do. The law doesn't require them to do anything more than stabilize a patient. And the definition of stable is conveniently loose.

      They half-ass it and work a way to transfer indigent patients, even if the patient doesn't really need tertiary care and may be needlessly destabilized by a transfer.

      They really don't want to provide charitable care, and of course they don't want the worst cases on their books. Bluntly, they don't want the morbidity and mortality attributed to them.

      The university is an actual public hospital so they actually have to provide care.

      Then there's the crap that passes for health care that you get even if you are insured to the gills. My mom was put on life support after she refused it and I (having POA) refused to go against her wishes. She did recover (very kinda sorta, died 7 miserable months later). This is why she  did NOT want life support in the first place.

      When she went on the regular ward, there were 18 patients on1 nurse and 1 aide all damned weekend. And almost all of them were elderly, disabled, high fall risk, etc. The very patients who can least afford inadequate care.

      It's really annoying to me because the #1 surgeon for elbow problems in major league baseball pitchers has his primary clinic at this hospital. Why do I suspect that those celebrity athletes aren't treated like my mom was?

      Just because you're not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time. -- T. Monk

      by susanala on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 03:58:43 AM PST

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