TITLE

Hospital admissions can turn holiday joy into pain

AUTHOR(S)
Andes, Karrie
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Nov2009, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the U.S. health care system and why hospitals are understaffed during the holidays. She relates a case when a woman who had a stroke died because the neurosurgeon at the hospital where she was admitted was unavailable on Christmas. According to the author, holidays were a great way to reduce staffing costs and re-route care to normal business hours of Monday through Friday.
ACCESSION #
45440203

 

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