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Karen Curtiss interview, Bedside Manner: Advocating for a Relative in the Hospital.


Don’t go to the hospital alone, if you can possibly avoid it.

October 28, 2008, By Melinda Beck, The Wall Street Journal

A friend of mine slipped on the sidewalk recently and broke her hip. She had surgery in one of the best hospitals in the country.
But it was my friend’s grown daughter who noticed that she was having an adverse reaction to a pain medication. And that her IV drip had pulled out of a vein and was pumping her arm full of fluid. And that the hot compresses to reduce the swelling in her arm had left blisters on her skin. And that the blood-sugar test she was about to be given was meant for her roommate instead. Read more…


  • Date October 28, 2008
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