• Effective Treatment for High-need, High-cost Patients

    27 days ago - By Medindia Health

    In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, many patients with serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders-every year flock to emergency rooms. Nontraditional approach might help them.
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  • Nowhere Else to Go: Caring for Undocumented Patients in Rheumatology

    Nowhere Else to Go: Caring for Undocumented Patients in Rheumatology

    28 days ago - By Healio

    It is likely a story most rheumatologists have dealt with: A male patient with severe myositis, barely able to walk, who is challenged at multiple steps to get access to treatment. A muscle biopsy would be too expensive - such big-ticket items are not covered very well - and a small safety-net clinic would be unable to provide such a service. The patient had worked as a landscaper, in the intense summer heat of Phoenix for years, and had been the sole breadwinner for his family. Now, his wife would have to shoulder the burden of caring for him and their children.
    Those
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