Emergency room patients increasingly leave California hospitals against medical advice, and experts say crowded ERs are likely to blame.
Specially trained team of firefighters and social worker will help people downtown with behavioral health or substance abuse Issues.
Some hospitals opening emergency units that address the unique needs of psychiatric patients.
Total Bill: $4,692 for all the hospital care, including a $2,961 ER admission fee, a $400 EKG, $348 for a chest X-ray, and nearly $1,000 for blood tests.
The Orlando Fire Department had been working on a plan to respond to a mass shooting. On the night of the Pulse shooting, the plan had already sputtered.
If an air ambulance service is not part of your insurance network, the operator can charge the you for what the insurance company won’t cover.
While still lying in the hospital, the air ambulance company told him the ride would likely cost more than $50,000 and asked him how he planned to pay.
Despite an overdose epidemic that is killing nearly 200 Americans a day, the vast majority of hospitals do not offer addiction treatment to ER patients.
We found that some top hospitals had teams with members dedicated to responding to cardiac arrests around the clock. In others, team members had to drop their regular duties to response to codes.
The storm lashed the Puerto Rico last September, displacing tens of thousands of residents, destroying the electric grid and knocking out communications.
Doctors and nurse receive little, if any, training in understanding and interpreting living wills, DNR orders and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms, either on the job or in medical or nursing school.