When bad things happen to good people

By Annie Hayashi

Reduced patient functioning increases caregiver burden

“Being an orthopaedic traumatologist involves far more than fixing a guy’s left intertrochanteric fracture after he has fallen off a ladder,” says Bruce Ziran, MD. “It’s helping this man’s wife—who is his sole caregiver—identify the resources so the house they have shared for 50 years is not lost to Medicaid subrogation.”

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