Emergency case...to what kind of hospital will you rushed your loved one?

@jaiho2009 (38988)
Philippines
November 25, 2009 1:06pm CST
Hello friends and dear mylotters, Just in case,your loved one needs to be rushed to the hospital,would you prefer to bring them to a cheaper hospital thinking about the bills? Or would you choose to rushed them to the best hospital? I didn't mean to underestimate the cheaper hospital or clinic,but,it is a common knowledge that,small hospital has limited facilities,and that case,when it is time for emergency the patient has to be moved to a bigger hospital,it is time consuming and also a very crucial situation.(time is very important) What do you think dear friends and mylotters?
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@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
I would take my loved ones to the veterinarian's surgery.My loved ones are my pets. The thing to do is to get them to the closest place where they can have immediate care. If they need something more then they will be transferred under supervision, still getting needed care along the way. Is this really a choice? Where I live, our closest hospital is about an hour away and it's a small hospital with only the local GP on call. The next hospital is a bit further and slightly bigger. The next best hospital is 4 hours away and then if necessary the patient must be flown to either one of 3 destinations considering treatment needed. It's up to the first available hospital to consider the best move I feel.
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• United States
25 Nov 09
Ms.Tickle, you make a great point about getting them to the nearest hospital and then worrying about where they should be sent from there, especially in rural areas. Time is of the essence in emergency situations, and even the very basic medical treatment, such as IV and pressure on a wound, can make a critical difference. Once the patient is as stable as possible, the medical facility will not only be able to direct you to what hospital could offer the best care for that type of injury or medical condition but also can provide safer and faster transportation to whatever facility is deemed appropriate.
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@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
26 Nov 09
Absolutely purplealabaster, in an emergency situation, cost should not be a consideration in my opinion.
• United States
25 Nov 09
I would not be concerned with either the cost of the treatment center nor the size of the facility. It is true that larger medical facilities generally offer a wider variety of services, but "more" does not necessarily equal "better". There are some smaller treatment centers that focus primarily on one type of thing, such as heart conditions or brain injuries. They are smaller than the larger facilities, but they have the latest equipment, know the latest techniques, and have experience with more rare cases than these other hospitals. The fact that they are smaller not only in size but also in focus allows them to specialize and provide far better care in their particular field than the larger facilities. Therefore, I would trust my doctor to send me to the best place that she felt would best care for my loved one.
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hello purplealabaster, I agree with you,there are hospitals that specialized in one condition,but still admitting emergency cases and has had better facilities and technology as compared to smaller ones. Here in my country,the hospitals(government) not all government hospitals are giving good services and most doesn't have the latest equipment. So,at the end of it all,they still sends you to have more tests or better treatment to private and bigger hospitals. This is one sad thing and truth here in my country.The government hospitals that most(majority)people hopes for medical treatment is not well-equipped and not providing a good services. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
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• Philippines
26 Nov 09
My three children and I are covered by a health insurance. There are doctors and hospitals that are specified in the coverage. In case that happens to any of us (God forbid), I should abide by what my contract with the health insurance specifies. I need to go to member hospitals and get member doctors to attend to us. I need to do this to be able so that hospital expenses are paid by the insurance company.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
oops, "to be able" on the last line should not be there which please strike out or delete. thanks.
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello moneymakingtoday, This is one good way to make our family insured and worry free when it comes to emergency cases and hospitalization,having an insurance(health insurance) Here in our country,there were organizations that are willing to help for the hospital bills and how to get some discount even if you don't have any health insurance.The only problem is,people are not well informed about this matter,that is why they are always hesitant to bring their patient to a good hospital. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
26 Nov 09
Hi, jaiho2009! Any hospital when it is an emergency, I would choose the closest one. If my loved one is already in a hospital, and they need to be transferred to a speciality for their treatment, I would have to choose one of the finest hospitals that brings excellent results. But for emergency purposes, I will take them to the nearest hospital in our town.
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Hello cream, Of course it is our basic instinct to rush our love ones to the nearest hospital for first aid,and later we can transfer them to a better hospital when it is needed. Thanks for your response and have a great weekend ahead
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@checkmail (2041)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hello jaiho2009 this is checkmail and hope it never happens but if any of my close one have to go through an emergency then i might be rushing him to a neary hospital as quickly as possible, and later if required can shift him to an better hospital where all facilities and doctors(specialist) are avail.Well in this world the value of human life is still unknown, so might get in confusion over the expenditure to make.But will when the whole rush time eclapse.Well nice question ? keep it up.
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello checkmail, Of course we never want to rushed our loved ones to any hospital that we are not sure could give us the first aid our patient needed. then later we can transfer them to a better hospital. And you are right,no value of life can give price or can bought a life. Money is nothing compared to life. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
If I'm in that emergency situation, I'll rushed my loved one to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. I don't care about the bills. The most important for me is the life of my loved one. That's it! That is how I love "her" even though she doesn't love me. :(
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello DarkMarixx, Yah,who cares about the bills anyway. But some people still think of the hospital bills,that is why they are hesitant to bring their patient to a better and bigger hospital. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
• India
26 Nov 09
my opinion is money is always cheaper than lives. when the situation is bad we wont ook at costs. to avoid such a critical situation.. its been to have a medical policy(heath insurance).. we cant say that always our bank balance will help us in need.. obviously a medical insurance will facilitate a better treatment in a better hospital.. which will definitely fit our economical condition..
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello dhanasekart, Health insurance is very useful in times of emergency,it is very much recommended and very necessary to have in every family. this will give us security and assurance even if we bring our loved ones to the most expensive hospital in town. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@olisaur (1931)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I would just go to whatever hospital is closest. In the event of an emergency, I'd probably have my mind on the person's wellbeing and nothing else- not money or facilities or anything. It would be important to get any kind of help right away, and if specialized help were needed, the immediate help could help them get there.
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello olisaur, That is very precise friend,we always think about the possible first aid to be given to our patient. If we are living in rural areas,then,i will also think like this,to rushed my patient to the nearest hospital or clinic. But if i am living in the city where hospitals are almost of same distant,i would probably choose the better one. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@bucketkid (239)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
here in australia, all hospitals are the same on cost as they are provided by the government. any emergency treatments you need are free. and most provide most services. if the hospital nearest to you cant provide you with the emergency service you need, a helicopter will fly you to a bigger hospital, again free. we do pay for hospital services but only about 25% and not in emergency situations.
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello bucketkid, That's good for your dear,how i wish we also had the same service provided by our government. This is just one of a dream come true to happen here in my country,and we always hoped for this same good medical service to be given to us/citizen in my country. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@marguicha (135809)
• Chile
25 Nov 09
In my country there are good hospitals that are not so expensive. The difference lays in the luxuries. I had my back surgery at a renowned but not expensive hospital. The same surgeon worked at the most expensive clinic in Chile. The difference, he told me, was in TV and beauty. He worked with his same team at both places. He wanted me to have the best as my father had been his professor when he studied medicine. I had no problem: the nurses were adorable and better so after I shared with them my magazines and nice things to eat my visitors brought. But you are right: there are clinics that donĀ“t have all the facilities needed, just in case. Then I prefer to spend more. Take care!
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@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello marguicha, Good for you dear,and for your country too. But here in my country it is not the same thing with yours(sad). Government hospitals that many(majority)people hopes for a medical treatment,is not offering/giving/providing a better treatment compared to other big and private hospitals in town. Yah,when it comes to our loved ones health,we never think about the money first,but the safety and welfare. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Feb 10
of course, if it's an emergency case, it should be to the nearest hospital. it will not be a time to debate or what, in terms of bills. if it happens to be an expensive hospital, we will only transfer to a cheaper one when the patient gets better.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
It's our primary concern always,the patients welfare. We never think if it is an expensive hospital or not,but what we had in mind is to give the patient the first aid or remedy to save lives. I wonder why some people think of how much they'll gonna spend,instead of thinking how they can save their loved ones. I know i don't have any right to judge them...it only makes me wonder. And,during this time...i can't help but blame our government for this. This is one of the foremost concern our government should be taking care of...health! Have a good day friend..and hope your son is doing fine always
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
3 Feb 10
i hope the next government we will have will put the health issues in their topmost priority.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
let's hope for the best my friend. who knows,maybe the next president had the heart meant for the poor. let's crossed our fingers
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
I would immediately rush them to the nearest but the best hospital.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hello ethanonthemoon, That is true,our basic instinct is to rushed our patient to the nearest hospital,and after the first aid,we can choose to transfer our patient to the bigger hospital if it is needed. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Thank you for giving me the best response even though I wrote a short reply. Thanks again!
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
15 Dec 09
thu it is just a short response,but it is very precise. "to the nearest but the best" have a nice day always friend
@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hello jaiho! I will definitely choose private hospitals. Simply because our public hospital's status right now is not that very good. I mean, with my case, I experienced getting really poor service from them. And the equipment they use is not up dated or is not the "latest" equipment that a hospital should use. But, I am not generalizing all public hospitals... it is just, I always come across with "not so good" public clinics/hospitals. Haha... Well, that is the main reason why I have to work so hard and save money for emergency situation like that. Happy Lotting!
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello danitykane, I know you fully understand what i mean,you know what kind of services our government hospitals were giving to us(citizens). Thu not all government,but mostly,and it is very pity to see our countrymen suffering and dying without proper care from the government(very sad) Thanks for your response dear and have a good day always
• India
26 Nov 09
hi jaiho I agree with all ur opinions.but i think so that our fate or our luck comes first before choosing private or government hospitals see for my uncle we have admitted in a private hospital(got first ranking in our cardiac treatments with good experinced doctors). he has gone through by pass operation Every thing was good ,good service ,and iam very thankful to the doctors and hospital. Later same problem for my friends father and i advised her to go to same hospital she did and after operation his father got pus and some infections due to operation in his legs .the doctor takes care for heart and not legs saying that this was not their concern.What to say the same operation for both by same doctor ,same hospital but one get cured and other suffering a lot.
@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Nov 09
jaiho well in time of emergency as Ihave an HMO I have to be rusded to the hospital my doctor uses and the hmo approves. so it is usually a larger more well equipped one for sure.I am lucky that my gap insurance is so good it covers just about everything for me so if I need some expensive something or rather i know it will be covered. i am a senior citizen and sometimes that even pays off.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
hello Hatley, Well,this kind of service (senior citizen benefits)i can say is a must. And,,our country is giving lot of benefits to senior citizens.(it just worth it) Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@rika999 (104)
• India
26 Nov 09
during emergency it is better to stop worrying about money and go to a reputated private nursing home otherwise the govt hospital will have an assured policy to kill you first...
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hello rika, Hahaha,what a word...government hospital have the assurance policy to have killed you first....which is very true....very sad ,but very true(maybe not all,but most public hospitals) Thanks for your response dear and have a good day always
@simonelee (2716)
• China
26 Nov 09
Hello, jailho. In emergency case i probably seek to the nearest hospital for first aid(TRIAD)then after I'll request an ambulance to transfer my love one to my trusted hospital and wait for our physician, physician who knows our medical history and wait for her recommendation/advise. I was rushed before when i got bitten on my face by our own dog. My parents rushed me to the hospital and called our Doctor and advise us not to let the ER doctor do the stitches instead confine me and wait for his arrival(he's in the state at that time.) I was thankful my parents didn't panic.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello simonelee, Having our own family doctor is also a good idea. The family doctors knows our medical history and knows how to give us the best treatment that we needed. Our family had also a family doctors since my two siblings were suffering a heart ailment.And my younger brother undergo a heart operation already,so,it is better to have someone(doctor)that knows our medical history rather than keep explaining what happened or what causes the emergency. thanks for your response and have a good day always
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
26 Nov 09
I would go to the emergency room in the town I live in because it is the closet. There are doctor on call and if the loved one needed to go to a different hospital then we would go there. Most hospital have ambulance that will take a patient to a different hospital. I would not worry about the cost because the loved health come first.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Hello happy, This is naturally be our first move,to bring our loved one to the nearest hospital that we also knew could give at least the best first aid and medication that the patient needed most. Then,later we can transfer them to the bigger hospital for more tests and treatment. Thanks for your response and have a good day always