Archives for January 23, 2008

MedGadget 2007 Medical Weblog Awards

The 2006 Medical Blog Awards

The winners (all but one) have been announced!

Go there, and have a look.

Scientifically Proven: 24 days

That’s how long it takes for a demented elder to be found on the floor of their live-alone apartment, be brought to the ED and have their life saved, somewhat dramatically.

It includes the time spent in the hospital being seen by several top-flite specialists and excellent, caring nurses.  Time to eradicate infections, ameliorate cardiac dysrhythmias, reverse renal dysfunction and begin their rehabilitation.

It also includes their transfer to a rehabilitation hospital and ultimately their discharge home.

To the same apartment, to be found on the floor, and be brought back.

There are no words.