Intended for healthcare professionals


Health and money

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:585
  1. Laxmi Vilas Ghimire (
  1. student, Institute of Medicine, Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

    A man in his early 30s was admitted for severe head injury after a fall from height. He was brought to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, a tertiary centre for neurosurgical care. During admission he was hemiplegic and had even lost the power of speech. After surgical intervention, his power over his limbs slowly improved and he began speaking a few words. He and his wife were delighted with his improvement, and he was always eager to greet the surgical team during the morning ward round. After four weeks, the neurosurgical team planned to discharge him, and the patient …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription