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Old 06-23-2022, 06:58 PM
 
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Yup, a moronic rule (law?) that make it a real pain for some people to get medical procedures done.

Maybe pay someone off Craigslist to sign-you-out after the procedure.
It is NOT a moronic rule
It is a safety feature to ensure there are not side effects from the procedure that happen after the patient is home
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Old 06-23-2022, 07:00 PM
 
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What about the Red Cross volunteer system
I know there are people available for cancer patients needing chemo or radiation to get rides back and forth
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Old 06-23-2022, 07:08 PM
 
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Others have mentioned medical transport services. They have drivers trained to deal with picking people up from hospitals after operations. I have an elderly aunt in assisted living in another city and have hired a medical transport service for her a couple times.
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Old 06-24-2022, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Ok, a lot of areas do not have post medical-procedure services, that are acceptable to the
place doing the medical-procedure.

So, you go without needed treatment, or find someone who will help you play the stupid
CYA/liability-game with the medical-provider.

People talking like it is all scary and dangerous to pay someone to help you get around this
nitwitish requirement, so you can have needed medical-services..............sorry, I do not
live in such a scaryified world.

Do these medical-establishments actually believe anyone having a medical-procedure that requires anesthesia, actually has a babysitter staying with them for 24-hours after the procedure is done..............nearly nobody does that, nearly nobody needs that, just idiotic, excessive CYA is what that is.
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:51 AM
 
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Ok, a lot of areas do not have post medical-procedure services, that are acceptable to the
place doing the medical-procedure.

So, you go without needed treatment, or find someone who will help you play the stupid
CYA/liability-game with the medical-provider.

People talking like it is all scary and dangerous to pay someone to help you get around this
nitwitish requirement, so you can have needed medical-services..............sorry, I do not
live in such a scaryified world.

Do these medical-establishments actually believe anyone having a medical-procedure that requires anesthesia, actually has a babysitter staying with them for 24-hours after the procedure is done..............nearly nobody does that, nearly nobody needs that, just idiotic, excessive CYA is what that is.
Do you actually believe that is a requirement?

Nice straw man.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:36 AM
 
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My eye doctor discovered a cataract yesterday during an exam. I am going to have it evaluated in August by a specialist. I've been reading up on the procedure and noticed they require someone to be there with you and stay with you after the procedure.

My problem is I live in a rural area and the nearest surgery center that my eye doctor recommends is 70 miles away in Chattanooga. I have no nearby relatives and am not close enough to anyone to ask they give up a full day and drive me down there and stay with me overnight.

I wasn't planning on driving afterward but instead getting a hotel room and uber or taxi to/from the surgery. Apparently, they do not allow that.

Has anyone else faced this problem? I might not need the procedure soon; it all depends on the evaluation.
Any ideas?
Why in the world would they "not allow you" to take a taxi or Uber to a hotel versus having some stranger (to them) drive you home; what's the difference except that you'd be closer to a med facility in the hotel! That's ridiculous; they can't dictate where you go or what you do as long as they aren't releasing you to drive yourself.
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Old 06-24-2022, 11:03 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Why in the world would they "not allow you" to take a taxi or Uber to a hotel versus having some stranger (to them) drive you home; what's the difference except that you'd be closer to a med facility in the hotel! That's ridiculous; they can't dictate where you go or what you do as long as they aren't releasing you to drive yourself.
Well, yeah, mostly they can 'not allow you'. Probably because they don't want to face any legal issues for releasing you to someone not a 'responsible' adult (legally speaking). Kind of a moot point anyway as most drivers refuse to pick up post-op patients, for the same kind of potential legal issues.
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Old 06-24-2022, 11:04 AM
 
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Well, yeah, mostly they can 'not allow you'. Probably because they don't want to face any legal issues for releasing you to someone not a 'responsible' adult (legally speaking). Kind of a moot point anyway as most drivers refuse to pick up post-op patients, for the same kind of potential legal issues.
So you sign a waiver absolving them of responsibility. If you don't have anyone, you don't have anyone! Would they rather be sued for denying a person medical treatment for a stupid reason?
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Old 06-24-2022, 01:20 PM
 
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Could you rent a motel room close to the hospital? Drive to the motel, and then take a short taxi ride to the hospital. After the procedure, take another taxi back to the motel. Drive yourself home the following day.

But that doesn't solve the problem of needing someone to stay with you... unless the doctor might qualify the motel staff since they're right there 24/7 and only a phone call away. Does someone actually have to be in the same room with you?

Surely the doctor must have others patients like you. Ask what others in your shoes have done.
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Old 06-24-2022, 01:54 PM
 
Location: 89052 & 75206
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I would go to www.rover.com and search for someone who is a dogsitter that does “drop in visits”” to people’s homes in the city where you are having the procedure. Explain that you will pay their rate plus a premium to pick you up at the surgery center following the procedure, or even wait if that’s required, and take you back to your hotel. That morning get a taxi/uber to the surgery center.

The reason I suggest that app is because people who are able to go to other people’s homes and take care of their dogs just tend to be very caring folks and also used to running personal errands.
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