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Decades after polio epidemics, survivors report new symptoms
They endured the pain and muscle weakness of paralytic polio. After months and sometimes years of muscle reeducation, they shed their braces and canes and abandoned their wheelchairs. Now thousands of polio survivors are facing an old...
I am sorry that Dr Thompson missed the point of the article. I did not "try to blame DRGs' shortcomings on the ICD-9-CM coding system"; rather, I was trying to point out the ICD-9-CM shortcomings, which affect a great deal more than the DRGs, as explained in the article.
We have, in...
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The "insensitivity of the DRGs [diagnosis-related groups] to severity of illness" mentioned by Dr Mullin1 is a major problem for two reasons. First, ignoring the importance of "severity of illness" may sound the death knell for DRGs as the preferred basis of prospective payment....
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"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose,"1 or is it? The author2 states that, "In spite of all its great advances, what medicine is still all about is the patient, the physician, and the quality of the relationship that exists between them."
How is the quality of the...
Abstract To the Editor.— Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by (1) thrombocytopenia, (2) microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, (3) fever, (4) neurological dysfunction, and (5) renal insufficiency. Since 1977, plasma exchange has been increasingly...
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