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Special Hospitals (Overview)

Special hospitals are hospitals that have a focus in taking care of patients with a certain kind of medical problem, such as cancer.


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My sister in special hospital and concerned about long use of j-tube. Will her life be better for this procedure?

My sister in special hospital and concerned about long use of j-tube. Will her life be better for this procedure?

IfAllElseIsTolerable: Any tube into the stomach or intestines is either for ingress (in) or egress (out).So in your case, it is to add fluids & nutrition because your sister either can't take anything by mouth or isn't taking enough(ask your doctors about that).If the rest of her life is at least tolerable-and hopefully better than that then,yes, it should help her get along without drying-up and losing lots of weight ...Read more

Special Hospitals (Overview)

Special hospitals are hospitals that have a focus in taking care of patients with a certain kind of medical problem, such as cancer.


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What is so special about shouldice hernia hospital toronto or iust publicity.?

What is so special about shouldice hernia hospital toronto or iust publicity.?

Mesh-free Repair: The shouldice clinic has perfected a somewhat complex technique for inguinal hernia repair that boasts a very low hernia recurrence rate without mesh use. 30 yrs ago this was a "game-changer". Nowadays, recurrence rates are equally low when simple mesh repair is performed either via a traditional approach or laparoscopic (my preference). Long story short: stay local w/an experienced hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialist
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Which special safety features are implemented in a pediatric hospital?

Which special safety features are implemented in a pediatric hospital?

Lots: Call the hospital nearest you and ask them...They can give a more complete answer. ...Read more

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Can any doctor or hospital diagnose Marfan syndrome or do I have to go to a special clinic?

Can any doctor or hospital diagnose Marfan syndrome or do I have to go to a special clinic?

Depends: You can start with your primary care physician and then he or she can refer you to a specialist. You will want to see someone who has a lot of experience in diagnosing and treating marfan's. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

I hope not: Haunted health care facilities would pose a major problems for patients and chickens like me. I know these facilities often make for great horror movies, especially all the dark corridors. There's a lot of effort now to make hospitals more patient friendly, better lit with a warmer atmosphere. ...Read more

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Do hospitals make deals with insurance companies for costs?

Do hospitals make deals with insurance companies for costs?

Yes.: They have contracts with different insurance companies. They get paid different rates for the same services (as do doctors who see patients in hospitals). These insurance contracts are confidential, and doctors and hospitals often aren't allowed share the information about these contracts. This makes accurate price comparison between two different hospitals or doctors near impossible. ...Read more

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Do the different military hospitals offer the same services?

Hierarchy: The military runs hospitals from tiny to huge. The level of services increases with the size. The basic services are the same but if you need more complex care, the smaller facility will refer you to the proper level. ...Read more

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