Hartford Physical Rehabilitation Services

in Hartford, CT

133
Physical Rehabilitation Services are
in Hartford

8
Physical Rehabilitation Services in Hartford
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Carol U.
"They were absolutely outstanding. The medical staff communicated with me, even though they knew I was the sister-in-law. The therapists communicated with me. Everyone treated my sister-in-law" and me with dignity and respect. The food was excellent. The accommodations were great. It was a lovely place, and I understand why there is almost a waiting list to go there. Their goal is to rehabilitate people and move them out; not keep them there for 20 days. My sister-in-law was there for less than two weeks, and she so vastly improved that it is absolutely remarkable.
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Rebecca B.
"The staff is friendly. They were educational and informative. They do a good job. I plan on going to them in the future.
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Rebecca B.
"The staff is friendly. They were educational and informative. They do a good job. I plan on going to them in the future.

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& Rehabilitation Hospital" is not the type of medical facility that one goes to voluntarily or intentionally!
In the vast majority of cases patients at this facility who are on Medicare and thus are perhaps enrolled in a local Medicare HMO (e.g., Senior Dimensions before takeover by United Healthcare) like my mother have no choice but to go to this facility since this is the only option that their health insurance plan covers.
Visits by physicians are sporadic and brief, many if not most physicians are trained overseas and are still on the road to learning proper spoken and written English (thus occurrence of nonsensical phrases such as “deFooter” in discharge letters – pray tell what might a “deFooter” be?).
Written treatment plans from the initial acute care hospital are not followed/ignored, most likely because the discharge documentation was never read by the attending foreign-born physician responsible for a patient’s care at the rehabilitation facility.
Apart from patient medications initially not being correctly provided as specified b y the referring hospital (Valley Hospital), nursing staff apparently does not know that patients need a minimum of approximately 1.5 – 2.0 liters per day of water on an ongong basis to survive. Proper oral care is not provided to patients (especially the demented) who can no longer provide such care on their own. Thus, the risk of aspiration (food & drink) and of developing aspiration pneumonia are increased.
Administrators (a Mr.
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at the time) do not respond in any way, shape, manner or form to numerous certified letters sent “Return Receipt/Requested” concerning important patient-related healthcare issues at the facility.
Bearers of the ultimate in bad news (such as you are going to die!) do not even have the professionalism or common sense to first properly introduce themselves when talking to worried and stressed-out family members, and oh so much more than I can relate here.
When it became apparent that my mother - whose swallowing had been evaluated and cleared - was not eating and drinking enough to survive over the intermediate to long-term, I considered whether or not something might be preventing her from doing so other than the fact that her time had come and she truly couldn’t eat and drink enough anymore (part of the natural dying process as the body shuts down).
It turned out that she had a urinary tract infection (UTI) and infections are known to negatively impact cognitive (mental) functioning in dementia patients – make them more confused, somnolent.
The UTI was only diagnosed at my suggestion/insistence; the staff would not have been motivated to do this on their own. Apparently,
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Rehab does not even have something as
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as a urine dipstick test available to quickly and efficiently screen for potentially bothersome, patient-impairing UTIs in catheterized patients.
This was not supposed to happen at
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Rehab since the treatment plan accompanying her transfer documentation from Valley Hospital clearly stated that she was to remain free of infection (indwelling catheter
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) and that pertinent laboratory values (ESR, leukocyte count, CRP) were to be regularly monitored to ensure that this was the case. None of this was apparently done according to the medical records.
Since my mother had an indwelling urinary catheter (
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catheter) first placed when she was admitted to the Valley Hospital ICU on 02/12/1007 and such a catheter remained in place until she died 44 days later, medical staff at all of the healthcare facilities where she was a patient should have been aware that she would inevitably develop a (
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) catheter-associated urinary tract infection (no longer than 3-4 weeks at the utmost). This is undoubtedly what happened to her, as far as the UTI that she developed was concerned.
When my poor mother was being transitioned from
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Rehab to hospice care (was supposed to be home hospice with an initial stay at the
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Hospice IPU to treat her UTI, but she actually never got to go home again) on 03/23/2007, the expectation was that she would be receiving all of her needed medications while being given intravenous fluids and having her UTI treated with antibiotics (Levaquin i.v.).
If the UTI was indeed the culprit in preventing her from eating and drinking enough to survive she would resume doing so once it had been successfully treated. Otherwise, she was going to die a natural death due to inadequate hydration/nutrition within about 1-2 weeks.
The plan sounded very reasonable and feasible, but alas
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& Rehabilitation Hospital and its incompetent staff threw a monkey wrench into our well-thought-out plan.
I didn’t find out about this until after my mother had passed away much more suddenly than expected in hospice care (only 5 days after admission), apparently suffering from end-stage respiratory failure and congestive heart failure.
After obtaining copies of all of her medical records from
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Rehab at a cost of some $600.00, it was very clear that she was also suffering from pneumonia (discharge chest x-
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from
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Rehab showed a “right parahilar infiltrate” and “incipient effusion”). This is information that should have been communicated to me and my family – free of charge – while my mother was still alive!
But why were we never told by anyone at
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Rehab that she had pneumonia?
This discharge chest x-
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which is standard operating procedure before discharging/transferring someone who has been an inpatient at a given healthcare facility for some time was taken the evening of Thursday, 03/22/2007. The results of this x-
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were available at 10:30 a.m. the very next day, Friday – her day of transfer to hospice care.
She did not leave
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Rehab for
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Hospice until after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 03/23/2007. Certainly there was enough time for someone to find out the results of her chest x-
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before she left curative care for hospice care – if that is what they had wanted to do.
Hasn’t anyone ever heard of a telephone call or to specifically request that the x-
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results be immediately faxed as soon as they are available, because the patient is being discharged the very next day? It makes absolutely no sense to order a test – such as a chest x-
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– which then comes back showing serious pathology, never look at it and never report the findings to the affected/interested parties.
If a test is of absolutely no consequence, why order it in the first place? If you order a test and it comes back showing something important, you better “get off your a** pronto” and provide appropriate follow-up in a timely manner!. No follow-up was ever provided to the
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Hospice (by phone or otherwise)!
I strongly believe that we and the hospice were intentionally not told that my mother had pneumonia, because it was known that this would very likely delay her transition to hospice care. We might have been willing to transfer her to hospice care with a urinary tract infection (
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Rehab didn’t want to keep her with just a mere UTI!), but pneumonia very likely would have meant that we would have wanted to pursue some additional treatment (antibiotics) in curative care first, before agreeing to hospice care.
With a capitated patient like my mother who had been at
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Rehab for 23 days (and thus was approaching the maximum covered day count in rehab under capitation), there was certainly a financial incentive of the part of
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Rehab to empty her bed as soon as possible and make it available to the next paying customer.
So the solution was
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:
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’t tell the patient or her family that she has pneumonia!
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Hospice also was never given a copy of her discharge chest x-
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findings in the transfer documentation accompanying her to hospice care. Her physican at
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Rehab supposedly never saw or signed off on these findings (no initials on the pertinent sheet; all this really proves is that he didn’t initial the sheet).
She’ll be dead in hospice care before they know it and no one will be any the wiser about what really happened. Well they didn’t count on me requesting copies of her medical records on the very day that she died in hospice care – THE BASTARDS!
This story has had a long aftermath dragging on for several years after the events in 2007: correspondence with the CEO of Fundamental Long Term Care (FLTC) - the parent company of
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& Rehabilitation Hospital, an agreement (copy available) to compensate us the princely sum of $1,000.00 for expenses (which we declined not only because we would have had to keep our mouth shut about what happened) related to medical records and the need to obtain an amended death certificate from the
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County Coroner’s Office (ultimately only possible because an accidental death – fall), since
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Hospice did not want to change the cause(s) of death on the death certificate that they initially issued for liability reasons.
Ultimately, this ended up as a complaint with CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Supposedly several people at
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Rehab were subsequently terminated, but I cannot confirm this.
- Christopher K.
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I went to therapy twice a week (ultrasound, stripping, exercises to strengthen and increase range of motion, electrical stimulation and cold) and did therapy exercises three times a day at home. Within two weeks my foot was getting stronger and my pain level began dropping. I decided to try going back to work on restricted hours. I was able to tolerate a regular shoe for 6 hours a day which I had been unable to do before I began therapy. After two weeks back at work we increased the level of therapy and I had a setback and my pain level began increasing. We dropped the therapy back down and I began to bounce back. I went back off work to just concentrate on the therapy, but after another week and a half, I realized I was no longer continuing to improve. I talked to
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and we decided to stop the therapy and recommend to the doctor that I should have the surgery to remove the bones. Even though the therapy didn't fully work, my foot is stronger and I have less pain than when I started therapy so that should help me recover from surgery better. I am looking forward to working with the people at
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again for rehab after the surgery.
- Judy L.
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It went very well overall. The front desk staff isn't very friendly, but they weren't rude; just okay. They didn't
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me when I walked in and I had to stand in front of them for a few seconds before they would acknowledge my presence. However, Dr.
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is very friendly and caring. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He took the time to explain the mechanics of the knee and he gave me time to ask any questions I had. I would definitely return to see him for any future ailments.
- Robin P.
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Everything at
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was like a miracle! He went from not being able to tell us his full name and address to now being his old self again. The entire staff that cared for him was unbelievable. He received Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Recreational Therapy, as well as daily sessions with a Psychologist and Physiatrist (MD specializing in physical rehabilitation). There was also a Social Worker who was assigned to his treatment team. His entire treatment team was in constant communication with me.
I couldn't believe the quality of care he received and the dedication of each Therapist who cared for him. After about 4 weeks at
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he was discharged and continued with outpatient therapy at Northern Pines Medical Center in
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, MN for about 6 weeks..
Now, a little more than a year later, it's like his accident never happened and he continues to improve. We are so grateful to the team that cared for him at
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and would never hesitate to recommend the facility.
- Sallie M.
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I have had sever stenosis for the past two years. I could not stand up or walk. Once I met with Dr. Meleger, I was diagnosed quickly and was given the choice of either injections to the spine or surgery. Of course. I chose the injections. I am now going in every three to four months to have these injections once the pain re-occurs.
- Marie F.
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My experience has been very positive. It has been a year since I started seeing Dr.
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. I am not out of pain completely, but I am doing much better, and have been able to transition from working part time to full time, and have also been able (albeit slowly) to resume certain physical activities that I love and really missed a lot.
- Elissa Y.
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Saw an advertisement on TV, telephoned and requested an appointment for two free laser treatments. After the treatments and discussion with Dr
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, my husband decided to enter into a contract for 26 treatments, which Dr
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determined would really help to resolve the pain.
Began laser treatments upper neck and lower spine for spinal stenosis in late January 2012 and after ten (10) treatments, discussed with Dr
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that they did not seem to be improving the pain situation. Took a few weeks off. Then, in early March 2012, my husband suffered a mild stroke. After his full recovery, he contacted Dr
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to advise that he did not want to continue the treatments and requested a refund for the unused portion of the paid services (26 treatments at $4,000). Dr
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assured him that someone from the billing department will review his records and give him a telephone call.
In about two weeks, we received a listing of services provided which showed that all of the $4,000 had been expended. Thus, based on this information, we knew that we had been scammed.
Consequently, we believe that this matter was handled in an extremely poor manner -- very poor customer relations. Thus, we would not recommend this facility to anyone.
- Nana A.

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Alisa Darling MD

500 Chase Pkwy
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Allied Health & Rehabilitation

169 Dexter Ave
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Alyse Sicklick MD

50 Gaylord Farm Rd
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Amity Physical Therapy

1 Bradley Rd
Woodbridge

Amity Physical Therapy

2285 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Anthony Infantino MD

425 Franklin Ave
Hartford

Arlen Lichter MD

1320 W Main St
Waterbury

Arpad Fejos MD

14 Jones Hollow Rd
Marlborough

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Ctr

3018 Dixwell Ave
Hamden

Avon Health Center

652 W Avon Rd
Avon

Bhavesh Patel MD

1625 Straits Tpke
Middlebury

Body Archer LLC

409 Irving Dr

Brian Kucer MD

PO Box 400
Wallingford

Center For Orthopaedics

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Center For Orthopaedics

2200 Whitney Ave Ste 140
Hamden

Claims 2 Go LLC

243 Thunderbird Terrace

Coastal Orthopaedics PC

40 Cross St
Norwalk

Connecticut Neurocare, Llc

230 George St Ste 5
New Haven

Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists

2408 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Connecticut Pain Care

220 Farmington Ave
Farmington

Costanzo Chiropractic

340 N Main St
Southington

Cronin, Colleen

1350 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor

David Feingold MD

35 Jolley Dr
Bloomfield

David Monti MD

80 Seymour Street
Hartford

David Rosenblum MD

800 Howard Ave
New Haven

Dennis Rosati MD

220 Farmington Ave
Farmington

Durgadas Sakalkale MD

1224 Main St
Branford

Eastern Rehabilitation Network

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Eileen Storey MD

263 Farmington Ave
Farmington

Erica Martinucci MD

1320 W Main St
Waterbury

Gaylord Hospital Inc

Gaylord Farm Rd
Wallingford

Gaylord Hospital Inc

50 Gaylord Farm Rd
Wallingford

Governor's House

36 Firetown Rd
Simsbury

Greater Bristol Primary Care G

842 Clark Ave
Bristol

Griffin Hospital

130 Division St.
Derby

Grove Hill Med Ctr

73 Cedar St
New Britain

Grove Hill Medical Center

300 Kensington Ave
New Britain

Grove Hill Medical Center ORS

1 Lake St
New Britain

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Hartford Medical Group

1060 Day Hill Rd
Windsor

Hospital for Special Care

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain

Hospital Special Care Outpatnt

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain

Integrated Rehabilitation Services

586 Middle Turnpike E
Manchester

Integrated Rehabilitation Services LLC

435 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon

James Mazo MD,MS

114 Woodland St
Hartford

James Yoon MD

1019 Farmington Ave
Bristol

Jerrold Kaplan MD

2200 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Jin Chung MD

555 Willard Ave
Newington

John Carbon DO,MS

1060 Day Hill Rd
Windsor

John Gevinski MD

1078 W Main St
Waterbury

John Marino MD

2408 Whitney Ave
Hamden

John O'Brien MD

1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford

Joseph Walker MD

263 Farmington Ave
Farmington

Laura Davis MD

950 Campbell Ave
West Haven

Liqun Song MD

135 Division St
Ansonia

Luci Juvan MD

PO Box 400
Wallingford

Manchester Memorial Hospital

71 Haynes St
Manchester

Mark Russi MD

20 York St
New Haven

Mark Watson MD

842 Clark Ave
Bristol

Marlborough Family Practice

14 Jones Hollow Rd
Marlborough

Martin Hasenfeld MD

330 Orchard St
New Haven

Mary Powell St Louis MD

512 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Maryott, Dr. Allen M.

35 Cold Spring Rd
Rocky Hill

Matteo Lopreiato MD

742 Worthington Rdg
Berlin

Memmo, Dr. Pietro A

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Michaud Chiropractic, LLC

112 Spencer Street
East Hartford

Michaud Chiropractic, LLC

32 Gail Rd
East Hartford

Michelle Nisenbaum MD

1320 W Main St
Waterbury

Mohammad Aljanaby MD

389 Campbell Ave
West Haven

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

490 Blue Hills Ave
Hartford

MT SINAI REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

490 BLUE HILLS AVE
Hartford

Mt. Carmel Chiropractic & Acupuncture

3154 Whitney Avenue
Hamden

Neighborhood Chiropractic Center , LLC.

740 Campbell Avenue
West Haven

Nelza Rivera-Competiello MD

139 Hazard Ave
Enfield

Nycaine Anderson MD

1450 Chapel St
New Haven

Orthopedic Assoc Middletown Pc Middletown Pc

14 Jones Hollow Rd
Marlborough

Orthopedic Assoc of New Haven

20 Commerce Park
Milford

Orthopedic Associates

512 Saybrook Rd
Middletown

Orthopedic Associates

85 Seymour St
Hartford

Orthopedic Massage of Connecticut

65 Albany Turnpike
Canton

Paul Appleton MD

778 New Haven Rd
Naugatuck

Paul Cerza MD

71 Haynes St
Manchester

Paul Tortland DO

54 W Avon Rd
Avon

Philip Arnold MD

131 Beecher Rd
New Haven

Phoenix Rising Acupuncture LLC

2 Pomperaug Office Park
Southbury

Physical Fitness

249 W Main St
Branford

Raymond Chagnon MD

490 Blue Hills Ave
Hartford

Rehah Health Pc

1320 W Main St
Waterbury

Robert Krug MD

490 Blue Hills Ave
Hartford

Robert Pepperman MD

1 Lake St
New Britain

Robert Stein MD

85 Church St Ste 600
Middletown

Rosati, Dr. Dennis

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain

Roshni Patel MD

73 Cedar St
New Britain

Russell Tuverson MD

975 Farmington Ave
Bristol

Sosamma George MD

1450 Chapel St
New Haven

St Francis Hospital & Medical Center

114 Woodland St
Hartford

Steven Beck MD

11 Bellevue Ave
Bristol

Strayer, Dr. Ted R

2440 Whitney Ave
Hamden

Subramani Seetharama MD

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain

The New McLean

75 Great Pond Rd
Simsbury

The Standing Company

5848 Dixie Hwy

Thomas Miller MD

490 Blue Hills Ave
Hartford

Thomas Miller MD

490 Blue Hills Ave
Hartford

University of Connecticut

263 Farmington Ave # MC-6210
Farmington

University of Connecticut Health Center

263 Farmington Ave Ste L1062
Farmington

UroMed

7340 McGinnis Ferry Road

Valley Medical Associates

135 Division St
Ansonia

Victor Sonnen MD

59 Broadbrook Rd
Enfield

Vivian Shih MD

3018 Dixwell Ave
Hamden

Wendy Kellner MD

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain

West River Health Care

245 Orange Ave
Milford

William Pesce DO

11 Bellevue Ave
Bristol

Wong, Dr. Michael S

232 Boston Post Rd
Milford

Woodland Physicians Assoc

345 N Main St
West Hartford

Yale University

800 Howard Ave
New Haven

Yale-New Haven Hospital

800 Howard Ave
New Haven

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