Health Care Home Delivery Gives Patients Treatment Where They Live to Avoid Hospital Stays
Phyllis Brasch Librach and Robert Kelly Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
EVERY FIVE MINUTES, between bites of home-cooked food and friendly conversation, Shari Nalick fed her body doses of toxic drugs. No one at the dinner party ever suspected Nalick sat at the table undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
The liquid medication poured from a small reservoir belted to Nalick's waist on a fanny pack. On cue, a miniature computer released drugs that flowed through a pencil-thin tube to a vein in Nalick's chest.
The surgeon deliberately inserted the tube just below Nalick's collar bone carefully calculating her dress neckline would neatly conceal a bandage the size of a postage stamp.
Just five years ago Nalick would have sent …
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Publication information: Article title: Health Care Home Delivery Gives Patients Treatment Where They Live to Avoid Hospital Stays. Contributors: Phyllis Brasch Librach and Robert Kelly Of the Post-Dispatch - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: March 3, 1994. Page number: 1. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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