Critical Time Lost in Transferring Heart Attack Patients to Hospitals

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The New York Times reports a new study found that critical time is lost in transferring heart attack patients to hospitals that offer critical care. You may be entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits if you’ve been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that significantly impairs your ability to function on a daily basis.

Not all hospitals offer the type of care that’s necessary for a patient who has experienced a heart attack. While they may go to the nearest hospital for initial care, it may become necessary to transfer them to a specialized heart care hospital.

However, a new study finds that just 1 in 10 patients are transferred within 30 minutes, the recommended medical guidelines. It was found that approximately 56% of patients had stayed in the first hospital for more than an hour before being transferred and 35% spent an hour and a half there.

A delay in the transfer of patients increases the risk of death. In comparison to the 2.7% who died even though they were transferred within 30 minutes, almost 6% died who waited longer. This is a significant enough difference.

If you’ve been denied disability benefits or you need assistance in filing your initial application, then you should consult with a Miami Beach Social Security disability associate as soon as possible.

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