Tales from a ICU nurse: medical, musical, whatever else strikes my fancy
Friday, March 04, 2011
Perspective on medical costs
A couple nights ago at work, I held several doses of Factor VII while another nurse went over the process of administering it with a pharmacist. It's an uncommon enough, and expensive, treatment that they wanted to be sure to get it right. As I looked at it I thought, "This costs as much as my remaining student loans." That would be $30,000.