Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

USA: Alcohol Withdrawal in the E.R.: A Maze of Red Tape

Freitag 14. Januar 2011 von htm

You’d think recent advances in health reform would have made it easier to get mental health and substance abuse treatment. Parity legislation, for example, requires insurers to cover mental health and substance abuse treatment comparably with physical health.
Think again.
In a Jan. 3 New York Times article, „A Long and Winding Road to the Emergency Room,“ Paul Christopher, M.D., a Rhode Island psychiatrist, describes the case of an adult man so dependent on alcohol that he suffered seizures when he went without it.
Despite the fact that he desperately needed medical care, red tape kept him from getting the hospital bed that his insurance was supposed to cover. … (Source: Join Together, 01/13/11)

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