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About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient

Source: www.pbs.org – Monday, October 13, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 13, 2014 About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. The medical team’s involvement included drawing Duncan’s blood, putting tubes down his throat, wiping up his diarrhea, analyzing his urine and wiping his saliva. Among the group was Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Duncan. AP says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not established the exact number of people who had contact with Duncan. During a press conference earlier today, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said: “If this one individual was infected — and we don’t know how — within the isolation unit, then it is possible that other individuals could have been infected as well. We do not today have a number of such exposed people or potentially exposed health care workers. It’s a relatively large number, we think in the end.” The post About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient appeared first on PBS NewsHour .

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Q&A: The average yearly Medicare Hospital Insurance benefit?

Question by Joyce: The average yearly Medicare Hospital Insurance benefit?
The average yearly Medicare Hospital Insurance benefit per person was $ 4325 recently. If benefits are normally distributed with a standard deviation of $ 500, find the probability that the mean benefit for a random sample of 20 patients is
a) less than $ 4200
b) more than $ 4400

Best answer:

Answer by Flower
The Medicare Part A annual deductible is around $ 1100. Medicare hospital covers 7 days at 100%, then there is a co-insurance up to 20 days and then a different co-insurance to 100 days. After that you pay the whole cost. There is no dollar limit on the care. Every hospital has different prices.

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