Transfer Issues

Given the current focus on insurance reimbursement, some authors have noted with concern a trend to transfer uninsured patients with appendicitis to county hospitals for subsequent appendectomy.33 In a disease process where delayed care has implications for increased morbidity, such a transfer has ramifications for patients' health. Although the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA) restricts transfer of unstable patients, decisions regarding patients' care are increasingly made on the basis of financial concerns. Although no study has yet documented a negative outcome for patients transferred under these conditions, uninsured patients with appendicitis generally have been found to be at increased risk for complications, 34 and the future impact of this practice is not clear.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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