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What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

Short stay unit: An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- depending on the unit- some may use it if you are expected to need even only 8 hours of ongoing care. It is a way to give you concentrated treatment an avoid a hospital admission. ...Read more

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Children s medical center in dallas?

Children s medical center in dallas?

Please ask a ????: Yes there is a children's medical center in dallas.If you have a specific question related to this ? Or others please submit a separate question.Questions are not linked. Please read through any question you submit to the site before you send it in. ...Read more

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Children s medical center of dallas?

Children s medical center of dallas?

Ask a ??? please.: If you enter a question into the site please make sure you review it & know it actually asks a question. Otherwise you have wasted your effort. ...Read more

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How can my taxes pay for emergency room services?

How can my taxes pay for emergency room services?

Public hospitals: Under EMTALA emergency rooms have to see any arrivals and treat them until stable irrespective of the insurance coverage. Private hospitals past the cost on to the insured. Public hospitals pass it on to the taxpayers. When Trumpcare is passed, taxes will have to pay for the 24 million new uninsured. ...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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Are emergency room visits always covered under health insurance plans?

Are emergency room visits always covered under health insurance plans?

Not always.: There are many different insurance plans out there with different charges and copays for er visits. How much you will have to pay all depends on your own plan. Sometimes the easiest way to find out is to directly call and ask your insurance provider. ...Read more

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Expat living in the philippines, where can I go for emergency medical care?

Expat living in the philippines, where can I go for emergency medical care?

Emergency care: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_999.html#medical i hold a monthly travel clinic for my patients with young children traveling to africa/asia. Always recommend immediately contacting local usa embassy/consulate if a medical emergency occurs. Also, have a list of local hospitals available. Expats have options of emergency evacuation medical insurance (can be found online). ...Read more

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Has anyone undergone thoracic surgery (for hyperhidrosis) at the ou medical center in oklahoma?

Has anyone undergone thoracic surgery (for hyperhidrosis) at the ou medical center in oklahoma?

Recommended: The ou med center is excellent for treatment in a variety of disorders. I have many patients who have had surgery in that facility. They have an outstanding reputation and i would feel confident in their surgical expertise. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?

Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?

Hard to say: Many facilities are unique in their approach to this issue and follow strict guidelines on who is present for such a study. In my area they require an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist be present whose only job is tending to the patient continuously. A code team down the hall doesn't seem better than a one on one with the leader of such a team. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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Can a hospital waive an emergency room fee if the individual has no income and no job?

Can a hospital waive an emergency room fee if the individual has no income and no job?

Sometimes: Hospitals can choose not to charge, and many either offer a discount or a sliding scale based upon income. An ER must do a screening exam and stabilize emergencies regardless of ability to pay. That being said, they have rendered expensive services in most cases, and have a right to expect payment for the time, expertise, and equipment used. Hope this helps! ...Read more