Every once in a while, I read or hear about a post that makes a statement like: If you were in Country ABC, you would have much better care
I think its very important to document that there are differences in health care in different countries. There are good point and bad points with each system. I doubt if there is one health care system that has it all.
There are so many trade offs and differences.
- Here in USA, everyone is eligible for surgery, even a 99 year old person who needs a new heart. Why? to prolong life, even at that age.
- In many other countries, surgery is approved for those that need it. A 99 year old is never going to receive a new heart.
That is just one simple example. I do not intend to use this thread as a means to illustrate all the good and bad.
From my own personal view, I think the best system would come if we could take all the good from each system and roll into one.
I want to make one point:
- Please when you post, do not try to 'sell' your own countries Health care system as being the best.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences