Patients paying for TV service in the hospital - page 3

by Turtle in scrubs

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I cringe every time I tell a patient that if they want to watch TV they need to pay $6/day. I'm curious how many other hospitals do this. What do you think about charging for TV?... Read More


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    Quote from zamboni
    I can sorta see what you're saying. But one of my buddies was recently readmitted for a post-op infection and was in for 6 days. He wasn't critical or unresponsive. A usually very active guy (one of my geocaching friends). What is a patient supposed to do for 6 days, waiting for the ABX to do their thing?
    More than likely up here he would have been hospitalized for 2-3 days and the rest of his course would have been treated via our outpatients IV clinic.


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