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Do all hospitals have a neonatal intensive care unit?

Do all hospitals have a  neonatal intensive care unit?

No: Every hospital does have an area to transition babies while they maybe experiencing problems after birth. However, not all hospitals have a neonatal intensive care unit. If you have a prenatal diagnosis that recommends or suggests neonatal care after delivery you should deliver in a hospital with a level one or two nicu. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
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Community Hospitals (Definition)

Community hospitals are federally funded, not-for-profit hospitals that generally serve low-income populations, ...Read more


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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Do all hospitals have hospice services nowadays?

Do all hospitals have hospice services nowadays?

Not always but..: Not all hospitals have an inpatient hospice but some do. Much hospice care is provided in the home with visiting hospice services allowing the patient to be with family and friends in a more comfortable environment than a hospital. ...Read more

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Unnecessary medical provision? Newborn was born healthy in a hospital. We recieved medical bills from gynae and hospital staff for around $8000. No problem with that. However we also recieved medical bills for consecutive daily visits over three days fro

Unnecessary medical provision? Newborn was born healthy in a hospital. We recieved medical bills from gynae and hospital staff for around $8000. No problem with that. 
However we also recieved medical bills for consecutive daily visits over three days fro

In : In every hospital i ever worked (or gave birth) in, a pediatrician sees the newborn infants every single day that they are in the hospital. This is considered standard of care since many health issues with a newborn may not become apparent until 2, 3, or even 4 days after birth. Your pediatrician did the right thing seeing your child every day and i'm not sure why your insurance company will not pay. You should call the pediatrician's office and let them know of the problem you are having with the insurance company - they may be able to help. ...Read more

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Has anyone in nursing home been allowed to refuse the influenza vaccine?

Has anyone in nursing home been allowed to refuse the influenza vaccine?

Yes: Residents should be able to refuse an influenza vaccine as consent is required. Although influenza vaccine should be strongly encouraged as the benefits outweight the risks. Influenza can blow through a nursing home causing serious and life-threatening illness; the more vaccinated, the better in order to reduce potential for spread. ...Read more

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My father aged 86 , admitted to hospital due to breath lesness. Diagnoised pneumonia. Treatment continuing since 11 days in intensive care. Three days?

My father aged 86 , admitted to hospital due to breath lesness. Diagnoised pneumonia. Treatment continuing since 11 days in intensive care. Three days?

Pneumonia. : Pneumonia in an older patient, with medical conditions or without, can be serious and can require intense treatments. Antibiotics. IV fluids. Oxygen. Blood pressure support. Recovery can take a very long time. ...Read more

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How many patient lost their lives due to early discharged from icu / hdu? Is it a policy of hospital for patient re-admission & double earning?

How many patient lost their lives due to early discharged from icu / hdu? Is it a  policy of hospital for patient re-admission & double earning?

Inappropriate: This is not appropriate care, no; however, this question is more of a troll question, and i doubt you seriously expect any sort of medical advice for an answer. If you have legal issues with malpractice, you need to seek a lawyer; this forum is not appropriate for it. ...Read more

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65 male, 2 nd case asp pneu in care facility. Took 24 to send hospital. Early rhado, died 4 hrs later. Could this have been prevented, from noro virus?

65 male, 2 nd case asp pneu in care facility. Took 24 to send hospital. Early rhado, died 4 hrs later. Could this have been prevented, from noro virus?

Depends: Tough question. We are having an outbreak of noro virus. But the aspiration could be due to a incompetent stomach valve, reflux or tracheal spasm. The question is when was the rhado dx'ed and how treated. Sounds like pt very dehydrated and immune compromised (underlying disease or immune exhaustion). Iv rehydration and intubation may have helped. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

Depends.: A newborn sepsis work-up is usually performed after pprom (preterm premature ru[ture of membranes) an the antibiotic coverage depends on its results, the protocol at your hospital's nursery and the type and duration of antibiotic treatment of the pregnant woman before delivery. Penicillins and cephalosporins are commonly used. ...Read more

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Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Depends: Difficult to answer. Some are current. It all depends on what services they provide. Some hospitals provide good advanced orthopedic care, some may provide advanced neurosurgical care--- hence it is difficult to generalize. ...Read more

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Can I be qualify for medical, im 26 fulltime community college student. No job r income. I live w/ & get help from my low income parents. Live in cali?

Can I be qualify for medical, im 26 fulltime community college student. No job r income. I live w/ & get help from my low income parents. Live in cali?

Eligibility : There are many people who qualify for medical, but have no idea how to apply. I suggest starting with contacting a federally qualified health center (it'll take some google work to find one in your area). These health centers have financial counselors and other staff to determine your exact eligibility for medical and help you get registered and set up with a primary care doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff wont cooperate w/ her?

Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff wont cooperate w/ her?

Hand washing: Everyone should be washing hands before and after touching a patient, irrespective of the fact that they may have put on gloves. Using soap is mandatory when washing hands. This is true for staff and visitors. A friendly method of persuasion and education works best. ...Read more

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Why are urban hospital emergency departments overcrowded?

Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more

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Hospitals are experimenting on us with med students and residents?

No: That is completely incorrect. Med students see patients but may not write any orders or do any procedures without direct supervision of a doctor. Residents are physicians - they have an md or do degree & a limited license. They do treat patients but again are under the supervision & ultimate authority of a doctor that has completed training. Your question is offensive & arrogant. ...Read more

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Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Assuming you, as a geriatric physician, contracted by either a teaching hospital or a corporation operating --- --- several nursing homes for profit, are charged with examining residents at one or more nursing homes and one such resident discloses being:

Elder : Elder abuse is a crime. All of us, physicians, nurses, social workers and other staff who work with older individuals and those who do not, are legally and ethically required to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. I have attached a link to elder abuse hotlines by state and also a link to a document describing signs of elder abuse. ...Read more

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Gma on dialysis for a few years, given 6 mos @ 2 weeks ago.Now docs are talking @ unhooking dial & bringing in hospice.How long should we expect now?

Gma on dialysis for a few years, given 6 mos @ 2 weeks ago.Now docs are talking @ unhooking dial & bringing in hospice.How long should we expect now?

Difficult: This is usually a painless death often occurring within a 7-10 period, but can vary dramatically with the individual and the degree of remaining renal function (if any). ...Read more

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Hospitals having drs who specialize in necrotizing pancreatitis will they accept pt with no insurance we l mtive in butte, mt?

Hospitals having drs who specialize in necrotizing pancreatitis  will they accept pt with no insurance  we l mtive in butte, mt?

Pancreas: Yes, they should, many places like ours has to accept patients with severe diseases such as necrotising pancreatitis . In your case you need to see an expert doctor that specialize in the pancreas and minimally invasive approach of that disease. ...Read more

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