Journal of General Internal Medicine
Women -- Treatment -- United States
As I sit down to write, scattered images of former patients fill my mind: a well-educated, elderly woman presenting to the hospital 2 days after having a large myocardial infarction; a young diabetic woman with erratic blood glucose control; one of my colleague’s “frequent flyers” coming in to see me on a Friday afternoon, panicked, asking for yet another early refill of her hydrocodone; a very ill, middle-aged woman whose doting husband kept immaculate notes on her many medical issues and 12 medications. Each of these women has her own, complex story. Each had a partner who negatively interfered with her medical care.
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Nicolaidis, C. Partner Interference with Health Care: Do We Want One More Piece of a Complex Puzzle?. J GEN INTERN MED 22, 1216–1217 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-007-0262-9