"This recession (or whatever it is) seems to be scaring the healthcare profession as silly as they try to scare us."
My husband made that point earlier this evening...I said "nah, that can't be true...there's no shortage of willing bodies out there."
Background~ my neighbor hurt himself skiing a couple of weeks ago. He really screwed up his shoulder, couldn't move his back & neck. He was scared. He went to the emergency room. They gave him every test in the book, from an MRI to a brain scan. The diagnosis? Torn ligaments in his shoulder. The bill? $9,000.00 !!!!!
needless tests to pad the bill? waddya think? Apparently there was no surgeon on duty that evening, otherwise he'd really be in trouble...
BTW, neighbor's fine now. Nothing a little time and rest won't heal.