What do you dislike the most about hospitals aside illness-/injury?
Needles are my biggest fear. I also dislike the smell hospitals have, it almost makes me sick just thinking about it.
the dettol smell, all hospitals mop the floor with dettol anti septic detergent and the odor is so strong that stings my nose. ANother thing is the blood on in coming patients after accidents, felt sick
Its sickening sweet smell. Each time I go to a hospital, there is that sickening smell. I also become psychologically distressed at looking at the sick people in the hospital, that saddens me to no end. Also, in some cases there is the impending feeling of death as my father, godfather, and other older relatives died in hospitals. When I was notified by the nursing home that my mother was hospitalized, I became numb, thinking that she was about to die(she was 91 at the time), fortunately, she was fine and released that evening.
That they're businesses, making a profit from people's suffering. Very often, the care a patient receives is based on what their insurance company will pay, or what the hospital can extort from the family, not what the patient needs.
Two years ago, I went though cancer and major surgery without any insurance. The hospital told me, three days before I was scheduled for surgery, that I had to pay them $30,000 in advance, or they wouldn't allow the operation to be performed. Fortunately, I had already spoken to the financial services department, and knew to tell them I wasn't paying a dime in advance. If I hadn't known to make that call, I would have been turned away, from a surgery that made the difference between me being cancer free today, or dead.
In reality, I ended up paying the hospital about $16,000 for all the ER visits, operations, biopsies, and tests I needed. The hospital didn't really expect me to pay $30,000. They were just trying to scare it out of me, at a very vulnerable time. I'm sure that works sometimes, which is why people end up losing their homes to medical expenses.
I've got no respect for the for-profit hospital system.
The fact that you go broke after visiting one, whether it be for a minor allergy or a gunshot wound.
In the US anyway
I would say after moving around a lot in the last few years; you never know what kind of care you are going to get. Good doctor? Bad doctor? Clean facility? Unkempt facility? Is the staff rude or nice? Do they have what most consider up to date treatment? Long wait-time, short wait-time? Who knows
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by Person of Interest 7 years ago
Our United States of America is the only First World Country in the world where people are afraid to call medical 911.
by LaMamaLoli 8 years ago
Is it fair?
by trish1048 9 years ago
For or against?Personally, I hate the idea. The government needs to stay out of my personal life. I like my freedom of choice.
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