Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Recession Medicine

Took care of another victim of the recession the other night, a middle-aged women complaining of chest pain and difficulty breathing.  Despite a history of DVT and PE, she went off her Lovenox after losing her job and the health insurance that came with it.  Scans showed another PE, which was treated.  The last patient I had who went off her Lovenox ended up coding and dying shortly after arrival.  

1 comment:

Ladyk73 said...

That stuff is freaking expensive!!! But they do have a patient assistance program: