Friday, March 5, 2010

Drop in the Bucket

A patient admitted from the ED last week is now claiming that she had over $1000 dollars on her when she arrived, but that it was somehow gone by the time she made it upstairs. Now sadly, we do lose occasionally lose people's belongings in the ER, but no one who took care of her remembers seeing any money on her, nor was it documented on her personal property form.

At least when I was called in to talk with the manager about it, I could honestly say that $1000 really isn't going to put much of a dent in my med school bills. Now, had there been an extra $200,000 lying around, that might have been tempting.

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