Is the US next?
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universalindult Wrote:And it has been that way for a long time, with no improvement.

When I was in med school in Philadelphia in 1990, we had a visiting prof explaining the technology of MRIs. He had helped develop them.

As an aside, he mentioned at the time that there were more MRI units in the city of Philadelphia than the entire country of Canada.

I don't know what the ratio is at present, but Canada lags far behind the USA in access to and number of MRI units and other advanced imaging. Same goes for almost every type of elective surgery, such as knee and hip replacements.

The reason? Simple. Rationing health care. That is what socialism does.

Oh yes, you reminded me.  My friend needed cataract surgery and waited three or four months, but only because there was a cancellation.  A friend of his needed a knee replacement and waited almost a year.  My neice and nephew needed tubes and waited several months for that. 

I found the following article, it's from 2005.  Sorry I don't know how to link things properly.
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.j...3jan2005_e

151 MRI scanners for 40 million people, with 52 of them in Ontario alone.  P.E.I. just got one in 2003.  I don't know what those people did before then.

I don't know what the solution is.  They're talking about privatizing some health care.  I'm on the fence.  I could afford basic care but if I needed major surgery I'd be in trouble.  I hear the healthcare system works well in Germany but I don't know much about it as of yet.
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Is the US next? - by AdoramusTeChriste - 12-27-2006, 10:03 AM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 10:55 AM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 11:16 AM
Is the US next? - by AdoramusTeChriste - 12-27-2006, 12:07 PM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 12:59 PM
Is the US next? - by AdoramusTeChriste - 12-27-2006, 01:14 PM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 01:24 PM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 02:03 PM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 04:04 PM
Is the US next? - by universalindult - 12-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 06:07 PM
Is the US next? - by Historian - 12-27-2006, 06:23 PM
Is the US next? - by AdoramusTeChriste - 12-27-2006, 11:02 PM



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