Do you always go to hospital when you fall ill every time?!

@JulyKing (110)
China
November 4, 2011 1:18am CST
Good afternoon,you guys! In china,the hospitals are usually gloomy and terrible and some people without much money daren't go to hospital as it usually collects your money violating the regulation! When I was a student in the university,my mother took me to the hospital which is the biggest one in our town as I had a high fever for three days and it's useless to take some medcine,then I had to stay in the hospital for about half a month and have some health check,but there had been no result and healing!At that time,I would go back to my university to finish my term examination,so I asked my mother to leave the hospital but my condition didn't get better and my mother told me she had spent two thousand yuan!I went back to finish my examination with my sickness and after about one week I myself went to a small clinic and had a transfusion,and then I got better! A few days ago,I saw a report in the newspaper that a nurse had spent more than four hundred thousand on her father's sickness in the hospital in which she had worked for many years!But at last,her father died all the same,it was not over!She found there had been many doubtful spots that the hospital took the wrong medcine to her father and collected her money violating the regulation when she took the expense list and she sued the hospital and then she won that lawsuit! There are more and more intances occuring like that everyday in every place and more and more doctors don't responsible for their patients! Now,I have never gone to the hospital and taken no medcine when I fell ill,and every time I got well after a few days without any remedies!What about you? Happy every day and everything will go well!
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• United States
4 Nov 11
I'm Irish so I'm sort of a hypochondriac by nature. I never used to mind an occasional trip to the hospital...But you're right, now it's depressing. My dad went to the E.R. recently because he had trouble breathing, and just for one IV, an inhaler, and a nebulizer, he had to pay over three thousand dollars. That's just insane. He also has Medicare so that makes it even more insane. What a horrible thing.
@telmesh (1793)
4 Nov 11
Hi lilblondiemjd I don't know how medicare works but believe that's the new system that Obama has managed to bring in. In Britain we have both our Nation health system which is very expensive to run and is the major health provider. The National health gives you free care at the point of use but you do have to pay for medicines at a set fee unless you certain health conditions or are over 60. We also have private health providers who are growing for people that can afford to pay.
• China
5 Nov 11
So glad to see that you are a chinese, i am, too. You tell the truth of hospitals in China, and many people have no chace to go to hospital if the fall light ill, but get serious disease. When i fall in, usually i go to the clinic or just buy some medicine, few to go to hospital.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Nov 11
I have never enjoyed having to go to the hospital. i would rather do almost anything else. it has to be a drastic measure before i will willingly go to the hospital.
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• United States
4 Nov 11
I pretty much only go to the hospital if it's a physical injury. I never go unless I think it's life-threatening. I prefer self-remedies to a hospital's treatment. Hospitals need to worry about people in worse conditions than myself.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
4 Nov 11
Hi Julyking, even though our hospitals here are very nice, I still hate to go to the hospitals. The gardens in the hospitals are very nice, almost like a tourist resort. The place is very clean, and airy, but you cannot escape from the sight of people dying. Over here, the hospitals have many shops selling different things. It is as busy or even busier than the shopping center. I think many family members like to sit down in the coffee shops or cafes while the doctors operate on their loved ones. It makes sense for the hospitals to rent out space for coffee shops, cake shops, and other shops.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Nov 11
Hi julyking I live in the US and you ha ve to be dreadfully ill before any hospital here will admit you. so no I do not go to the hospital all the time. I do go to m y doctor as I am a diabetic and we cannot treat ourselves we need our doctors help always. and yes I take medications every day to control my diabetes.I do not just let my health go and not treat it as with diabetes we must take care of our health. a person who doctors himself has a fool for a doctor.
4 Nov 11
hi:) If I'm sick I usually don't go to hospital unless it's needed. I only take simple remedies or those you can buy at the counter without the need of prescription. I also ask my grandma sometimes to make me a herbal medicine.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
4 Nov 11
in indonesia, we have the same problem related to hospital. hospital is not agood place for sickman. many people who go to hospital don get better, but get worse, even die. hospitals dont offer hospitality but expense. thus id ont go to hospital when i feel sick, but i just see the doctor at clinic
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
Every time i get sick i opt to do self medication. I only go to the clinic when i don't feel better at all. I have gone to the hospital once for a check up and so far the service that i received in there was quite good. There were nurse interns who assist the patients and the doctors are also accommodating.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
4 Nov 11
Hi JulyKing Well, if there isnt a major or recurring illness, in India we find local doctors who operate from their own clinics. Though they charge higher, I for one feel better off with them instead of these Hospitals. There are two different kinds of hospitals around - Government operated - quite similar to what you talk about, and Private - the money suckers... they will leave no stone unturned once you visit them to mint money from you... Normally, as I mentioned, for the common ailments, here we all try to first try our own knowledge that we gained from past occurances and if we stayed uncured, we get back to the doctors... I even consult my doctor who operates from a different state altogether for my Ulcerative Colitis and I am happy that he seems to be a better hand for me
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
I did not go every time i am sick..Like fever ,and if i can't do something like very ill i should go and check and whats the wrong of me.. Sometimes can heal it easy ,
@venkit (2957)
• India
4 Nov 11
no i dont go to hospital every time. first i will try self treatment and if its not working then will go to hospital
@SIMPLYD (81469)
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
I don't go to the hospital whenever i fall ill. I just consult a doctor about it and take the prescribed medications. I only stayed in the hospital, once when i was operated on Total Abdominal Hysterectomy , 12 years ago. Actually, when we fall ill, we don't have to go to the hospital to be treated. If it is not that serious, a doctor should just be consulted.
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
4 Nov 11
I would't go to hospital unless it's something that can't be treated at home. But here you usually have to stay in hospital only if it's something dangerous. There are accidents and illnesses though which you can't avoid even with a healthy lifestyle. When i was in hospital i found that the doctors and nurses did their best, but i also hear about mistakes and about them being irresponsible in the news.
@telmesh (1793)
4 Nov 11
It seems if you need to see a doctor you have to go either to a clinic or hospital. Here unless it's an accident or really serious illness you go to the doctor in his office ( surgery ), these days more doctors are working together and forming clinics this reduces costs for them. If your illness requires hospital treatment then the doctor will arrange for this. We rely on this being the best possible treatment and hospitals are closely watched to be sure they give the right treatment and there is a complaints procedure in place.