Quality of care is also about more than the latest machinery or the waiting lists, it's how the medical and administrative staff treat you
So I take it the waiting lists are quite long like the system in Canada?
"Cancer targets have been missed for the last two months, waiting lists have hit a 10-year high and the number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for planned care has gone up by more than 100,000 compared to this time last year," said Janet Davies, the Royal College of Nursing's general secretary.
Hope the nurses stuff a few Vicodin in that toast
It appears so.... ah how did I know
Thanks but id much rather be treated rude and not given toast and tea and not have to wait 3 6 12 months to see a specialist or years to get a surgery. Being nice and treated well isn't going to treat/cure a person - modern medicine, machinery and having the person come in within a reasonable time frame does - not months or years when they're barely alive. It almost sounds like the us Medicaid system where an aids patient has to have a t cell count below 300, basically be almost dead, before they're treated. Tea, toast and kind words aren't going to help such a patient...
Generic medicines in the developed world are of the same quality as branded ones
They most certainly are not and it is a well known 'secret' within the medical community. That is a lie pharna and their lobbies push so I'm sure there's plenty of 'research' paid for by pharna companies wishing to prove their generics, just as bow tracking companies research shows it's not bad for environment or gmos are healthy and have no difference from organics - nonetheless the eu . Brand names are more refined. For some drugs it doesn't make a difference but when you're taking some drugs for cancer there is a difference. Even for benzodiazepines when you take a brand name valium or xanax you can tell its stronger than the generic. And that's an anxiety drug not treating something serious, for cancer drugs id want nothing but the best and most refined