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Windows 7: Is there a doctor in the house? (NOT for the squeemish)

27 Dec 2009   #21
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think we should ask Qdos what he thinks of the NHS and whether he could have afforded these knee operations himself.
I know I could not have afforded the treatment that saved my life.
Obviously any organisation as big as the NHS is not going to be perfect but how a civilised nation like the USA can continue to support it's antiquated medicine for the rich/prudent only system is beyond me.

Get well soon Qdos
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27 Dec 2009   #22
Qdos

 

The NHS... if I were to comment in full this would be one epic post...

In my opinion they've been good to me over this operation and the follow up care I've had thus far - although I should stress that it's still just five days after surgery!

The reason I needed the procedure was, however, solely because they used a two bit surgeon the first time around - who didn't do the procedure comptetently or properly, and left me to suffer for almost five years before a different orthopaedic specialist decided that I wasn't complaining about nothing...

Mixed feelings therefore... however they seem to aspire to continually improve, and unlike many other countries - it's even done FREE of CHARGE...
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27 Dec 2009   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
The NHS... if I were to comment in full this would be one epic post...
As would mine about Queensland Health and I'm not even the 'affected' party concerned


Quote:
The reason I needed the procedure was, however, solely because they used a two bit surgeon the first time around - who didn't do the procedure competently or properly,
Sadly, this is becoming par for the course
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27 Dec 2009   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just for the record for my European friends!


Federal laws in the US prohibit someone from not being treated at any hospital they enter for treatment, there's even safeguards in place so that said hospital CAN NOT remove or in any other way refuse to treat someone that has no insurance, once you enter any hospital you WILL be treated.

No one goes without care if they seek it.
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27 Dec 2009   #25
jradicle11

windows 7/windows xp/windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just for the record for my European friends!


Federal laws in the US prohibit someone from not being treated at any hospital they enter for treatment, there's even safeguards in place so that said hospital CAN NOT remove or in any other way refuse to treat someone that has no insurance, once you enter any hospital you WILL be treated.

No one goes without care if they seek it.
True, but if uninsured, you'll be paying up the keister for most likely, the rest of your life. And if you don't make it through whatever medication issue have and have received treatment uninsured, guess who gets to pay? Your family.
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06 Jan 2010   #26
MyWin7

 

How is the leg going?
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06 Jan 2010   #27
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hope you feel better soon.

US health care needs major upgrades, I am uninsured and was given medicaid here in FL to help cover the cost of my kidney surgery, the surgeon disliked me for many reasons which caused problems getting the care I needed. Being Florida I was legally bound to this doctor, now I suffer pain on a daily basis and can do nothing about it because of the current laws in my state.

It sounds like the public health he is getting for his leg is better then what he could get in the US and I really hope he recovers better then I did.
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06 Jan 2010   #28
Qdos

 

Guys, the leg ain't clear of the haemorragic discolourations yet, and I can't bear my full weight on it yet either, the knee, ankle and foot are still extremely tender, and the knee remains blown up and swollen of course - but the staples are all out and (apart from the icy weather...) I can get around on crutches and have even been back to work on an 'as and when I can' basis a little this week...

Recovery will be 3-6 months in total, it's still early days... I'm keeping my fingers crossed I've had a proper repair job done and it'll not cause me problems following convalescence...
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10 Jan 2010   #29
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

One paramedic
One transport to hospital in ambulance with two attentative paramedics
five different x-rays chest back ribs spine and neck
one broken nose, 3 broken ribs
one cat scan
3 doctors visits
One nurse clean up visit
One overnight stay in hospital plus meals and drinks

Cost £0.00 NHS Priceless

Great care, great nursing staff and doctors not perfect but it works

Steve

Teach me to not fall over at home


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10 Jan 2010   #30
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Well if you stumble into a hospital after being repeatedly shot and leaking all over the floor, I don't think they will ask if you are covered.
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