Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | Aug. 7, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
“I’m wasting away. I’ve lost fifty pounds in the last year because I have no appetite. Every time I eat something, my stomach gets twisted into knots and I throw up,” Patricia tells me. Medically, she doesn’t need to be in the hospital, but this is a “social admission” — a patient that can’t get connected to the proper care on the outside because of the complex health care system or a lack of money to pay for their care. I’m seeing it more and more in the US.