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Wondering where your tools went? [Feb. 21st, 2005|05:40 pm]
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Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Heavier patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-21 04:27 pm (UTC)
You think that would make an airplane blow up every time? Really?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-21 06:56 pm (UTC)
Scary. - I don't imagine that they leave too many in the heart or the brain in surgery, probably more like a stomach...
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From: kiwioverture
2005-02-21 05:39 pm (UTC)
Doctors are also heinously overworked.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-21 07:06 pm (UTC)
Me too. I haaaate gore. And whining.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-02-21 09:28 pm (UTC)
*shudders* blood...
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-02-21 06:07 pm (UTC)
How can you be heinously overworked?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-21 07:07 pm (UTC)
18 hour shifts?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
So that makes it okay? *playing devils advocate*
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From: kiwioverture
2005-02-21 07:12 pm (UTC)
That means, to use a medical analogy, we need to treat the disease, not the symptoms.

We need to deal with this on a societal level. The idea that it's ok for some doctors to be working 90 hours per week and sleeping 5 hours a night is really scary.

My HMO recently reached a scary mark. They have more administrators than health workers.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-21 07:15 pm (UTC)
I'm with you. I just wanted someone else to clarify it for me. :) - And yikes. Why even have insurance in the first place?
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