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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:15 PM

University of New Mexico Hospital seeing surge of patients who delayed care

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Hospitals are facing a new challenge. They are treating more patients who delayed care during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of New Mexico Hospital is at 125% capacity, but only about 3% are patients with COVID-19.

"Now we are trying to catch up and get all of those people who delayed care, getting them the surgeries and other care that they need," said Dr. Steve McLaughlin, chair of UNM Hospital's Health Emergency Medicine Department.

McLaughlin said many patients delayed care because their doctors told them to, but he said others were worried about the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Read more: https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/unm-hospital-seeing-surge-of-patients-who-delayed-care/6082662/?cat=504

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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:22 PM

1. Phew, now I can finally get my permanent morphine pump installed!

Once I can, you know ... find someone to prescribe it to me.

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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:27 PM

2. Procrastinate, procrastinate.

There was one time when I did have access to morphine, but I didn't take it. Of course, they gave it to me at the hospital after having my foot amputated.

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