13 May 2011

Conversations: is a doctor the only solution?


Comments (98)


    • Ture Sjolander :

      14 May 2011 1:57:50pm

      Be patient! No thanks! I'm your customer or client so you better be patient, Doctor.

      You don't need a professor in visual art to get a new picture taken for your new passport.
      You don't need a GP's referral to get a picture of your gallstone (ultrasound) or your heart (angeograph).
      First you have to swipe the card or/and pay the GP and then you go to the Lab and do it again and then again you go to the GP... something is very very wrong here.
      If you go straight to the x-ray lab and have your pictures taken and get a written assessment,you don't get anything back from the medicare but on the other hand you don't pay your GP twice either.

      This triple procedures should be banned by law.
      It is a myth that you need a referral from your GP to have a ultrasound taken!

      In Sweden recently a nurse got a big grant as she bring the modern ultra sound machine (not larger than a fax machine)home to elderly sick people (customers). That's the way to go!

      Stop the medical corruption now, before we get sick and tired of this current system.


        • Ture Sjolander :

          15 May 2011 1:19:40pm

          And get yourself a doctor who have an email address or get another doctor.

          • Doctor :

             "You have made some good points but since most of the population in this country is wedded to receiving something back from Medicare, it might be a bit hard to persuade them to go straight to the test and forgo the refund.
            Secondly, all very well to say go and get this or that test off your own bat. What are you going to do with the results and how do you decide which test(s) to get. Just look it up on the internet?
            Thirdly, the US system pre managed funds allowed pts to go straight to whichever specialist they decided they needed to see but because no GP acting as a gatekeeper was involved, there was a considerable amount of duplication in problem assessment and lack of control of medication the pt ended up on.
            If you would prefer to be a client or customer, it sounds like you would prefer to treat your healthcare like supermarket shopping eg pick the cheapest brand. Do you think that is intelligent?"


          • Ture Sjolander :

              • 16 May 2011 2:45:09pm

                As your question mark seems to be addressed to any one, I'll be back later with my answer.

                In the meantime I would like to say that you don't need 5 years of study to pull out one single tooth hanging lose nor do you need a dentist to fabricate and design a full denture.

                • Ture Sjolander :

                  17 May 2011 10:51:34am

                  Nothing stop you from having as many GP's you like!
                  So you better compare what they said, 5 different GP's gives you 5 different suggestion, and if your body and mind tells you that you need an emergency surgery for "this or that" force the surgeon to act without any delay, and jump the cue if you wanna live. There is no other way around.

                  If you go to a local hospital the staffs relatives and friends get served first, don't you forget that.

                  "Hold-up" may be a future method to access the operation theaters & tables.

                  Sense moral:
                  There is already too many beds in hospitals.(93.000 hips)

                        TURE  SJOLANDER