A friend in New York City is in crisis and I think needs to go to a psychriatric hospital. The one they've been to previously has since closed and they are reluctant to go to a place they know nothing about. I'm in Florida so I'm no help with this. Can any of you recommend which hospitals in Manhattan should be considered - or as importantly, avoided?
What does it mean when medical insurance applies a negative exclusion amount to a charge? [more inside]
You know how on every single television show ever when someone is in the hospital, the nurse says they have to be wheeled out in a wheelchair upon discharge, even when they are perfectly capable of walking, because it's "hospital policy"? Is this a true thing that hospitals do? [more inside]
My Mother is likely going to receive a Metastatic Lung Cancer diagnosis on Monday. Due to her health, she probably won't be able to receive treatment. Questions about seeing an oncologist, palliative care, hospice, and my options. [more inside]
My 72-year-old mother has been in the ICU for a week, and it's 50-50 on whether she'll pull through or die. I'm struggling to be a responsible adult about the whole thing. [more inside]
Do you live or know of neat places in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana that my explorer/photographer friend could visit? Let me know! [more inside]
I have heard that hospitals and surgeons have to report success rates for specific surgeries. Do you know where these databases can be accessed? Thanks!
How do you advocate for the best care from three states away? [more inside]
Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England. [more inside]
Cleaning and disinfecting iPhones [more inside]
How many American hospitals do not participate in Medicare? [more inside]
Am I depressed because I hate my job? or do I hate my job because I'm depressed? Quitting is a bad idea, right? What about going to a psychiatric hospital? (warning: long) [more inside]
I am a 40 year old man that died of a skull fracture in August, 1920. [more inside]
I want to be a counselor in clinics and/or hospitals. What degree do I need to get? [more inside]
What happens if you check into an inpatient psychiatric facility in Maryland/ Washington/ Virgina? [more inside]
Help me find books about insane asylums/state hospitals. [more inside]
I think I have a cataract. I'm 30 years old, and I live in China. What now? [more inside]
Listening to this story about hospital interns on NPR yesterday got me thinking about the practice of interns and residents working around the clock. What is the purpose of this? [more inside]
Where can I find rankings or ratings of US hospitals? [more inside]
You know the chart they hang on the end of hospital beds? Apparently there's a myth that nurses put 2 letter codes on these that describe the characteristics of the patient that annoy/irritate/disgust them most. Has anyone heard of these?