Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Don't second guess the Canadian Healthcare System

NHS has long denied treatment to patients that received non-approved care, often from the US where we are more aggressive in trying to save lives. Canada is following their lead.

"An eight-year-old boy with a rare childhood disease has been refused care by at least one Canadian specialist because his mother took him to the U.S. for a treatment not approved in B.C.

“When it’s your child, you feel outraged,” said mother Sima Hadidi, of Surrey, B.C. “He needs to be monitored. And you just cannot punish people because they didn’t do what you suggested.”

The same people that will be first to berate our system for spending twice as much as Canada or England would also be the first to demand an eight year old get this treatment or any other that might add even a day to his life; no matter the cost.

We can't expect the same cost outcome when we also insist on providing twice the care.

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