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Wendypants
Female, 30-39, Canada
 2422 Posts
Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:59:54 AM
I thought everyone knew sh*t like this about American hospitals already; they're just money grubbing institutions that don`t really care about their patients health ... unless they`re rich. Okay, maybe that`s taking it a bit too far, but it sure seems like it sometimes.
But it seems to happen everywhere to some degree, hell I remember years ago there was a fuss about a Canadian government agency that was doing stupid sh*t like paying 250$ for a hammer.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 788 Posts
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:24:55 PM
Funny story. I don't like to be a bother to people. Especially when I am sick. I was in the hospital once for pneumonia and every half hour or so a staff person would come around and ask if they could get me something to drink. Due to my ornery personality I politely thanked them and told them i was fine, even though I felt like I was dying of thirst. Finally a doctor comes in and tells me they would need to put me on an IV because I was severely dehydrated and not taking any liquids.

Moral of the story, if they are going to charge you 500 dollars a night, let the staff wait on you hand and foot. I told the doctor in no uncertain terms that if he needed me to drink some water he should have had someone show up with a cup and told me to drink. but allowing the candy strippers to get a pitcher would have avoided the situation.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 788 Posts
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:14:20 PM
@forsquirel
>room rental

It is absurd. You could stay at a 5 star hotel for less than a shared room in a hospital.

ForSquirel
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1845 Posts
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:33:36 PM
@beternal - base ALS is usually 2-300$ the extra is the mileage they're allowed to charge. and just some FYI`s. the meds on the ambulance cost $$$.

EZ IO a bone, that`s almost 160$. Start the IV, if you need narcs or god forbid cardiac meds.. adenocard runs over 100$ a dose, and on an ambulance you could get up to 3. it` adds up quick

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 13779 Posts
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7:01:16 PM
In Hong Kong it's free, or rather included in the $12 charge per visit, plus $6 per additional day`s stay for hospital visits.

Think we have lousy hospitals? I`d take my survival chances in a HK hospital over any in the US or Europe

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