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8 hours ago, The Deerhunter said:

I used to believe in quality Thai medical treatment too but after living in LOS for nearly 6 years and originally planning to end my days here eventually, I wised up.   Been "back home" now for 3 months and plan to stay here.

Mis-diagnosis  (several times) on myself and my Thai wife in Thailand.  Attempts or success in over treating for obviously financial reasons on several occasions.  Surgery that had to be repeated because the surgeon never bothered to finish the job when she discovered it was more than she intended to do.  That procedure repeated 12 months later in N.Z. and 13 years later no problems.  

A botched simple Gyno procedure at "Bangkok's most famous" hospital.  That procedure, also repeated in N.Z. because it was not done correctly.   

There are successes and good stories but like airline service, times change.  We have had some good experiences with medical care in LOS but far in the minority.    Sorry to say this but I too was under the misapprehension of quality medical care but have well changed my mind.  

First and most importantly you must screen and chose your doctor. 
 

For me , if doctor can not speak English , instantly out.

 

i always chose doctors who speak English , have studied or worked overseas and have some accreditation’s post study . 
 

So far I have not been wrong.


 

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8 hours ago, BestB said:

First and most importantly you must screen and chose your doctor. 
 

For me , if doctor can not speak English , instantly out.

 

i always chose doctors who speak English , have studied or worked overseas and have some accreditation’s post study . 
 

So far I have not been wrong.


 

The woman Doctor Who messed up my wife's operation was trained and qualified in America I spoke perfect English. The plan is good but it's a bit hard to control in a hospital-based medical system. Many parts of Thailand do not have General Practice clinics where you can pick and choose. All hypothetical to me now because I'm home.

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11 hours ago, cmarshall said:

Spoken like a true self-obsessed American.  Of course, in your mind waiting time for treatment is the key determinant of a good system, since all you can imagine caring about is how long you might have to wait for a service.  And naturally you repeat the old canard about all those Canadians swarming across the border, because they can't wait for treatment.  That has been debunked.  Far more Americans go to Mexico for medical treatment than Canadians coming to the US.  59% of Canadians are satisfied with their healthcare system vs. 25% for Americans.

 

Economists who specialize in health care economics, on the other hand, do care about how much of the population has access.  There are other metrics we might apply.  For instance, what is the rate of household bankruptcies caused by medical costs?  In the US medical costs are the leading cause bankruptcies among families.  In countries like Japan or Canada, no one goes bankrupt because of medical bills.

 

 

I haven't heard that before. That's what Medicaid covers in US. Your no expert on US healthcare. You seem to be a proponent of the Nanny state where the government takes most of your pay (if you work) and mothers you. I prefer to make my own decisions, Thank you.

Of course there is then no incentive to work because the government nurtures you regardless.

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4 hours ago, The Deerhunter said:

The woman Doctor Who messed up my wife's operation was trained and qualified in America I spoke perfect English. The plan is good but it's a bit hard to control in a hospital-based medical system. Many parts of Thailand do not have General Practice clinics where you can pick and choose. All hypothetical to me now because I'm home.

Best that you stay home.

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12 minutes ago, FredGallaher said:

I haven't heard that before. That's what Medicaid covers in US. Your no expert on US healthcare. You seem to be a proponent of the Nanny state where the government takes most of your pay (if you work) and mothers you. I prefer to make my own decisions, Thank you.

Of course there is then no incentive to work because the government nurtures you regardless.

Of course, you haven't heard about the medical causes of bankruptcy in the US, because typical American conservative that you are, you never learn anything that doesn't fit snugly into your preconceptions.  

 

Congratulations on your paleolithic individualism, which no doubt includes disclaiming your Social Security benefits and, indeed, all forms of insurance since why should other premium-payers pay when your house burns down, which you will no doubt rebuild with your own two God-given hands.

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19 minutes ago, cmarshall said:

Of course, you haven't heard about the medical causes of bankruptcy in the US, because typical American conservative that you are, you never learn anything that doesn't fit snugly into your preconceptions.  

 

Congratulations on your paleolithic individualism, which no doubt includes disclaiming your Social Security benefits and, indeed, all forms of insurance since why should other premium-payers pay when your house burns down, which you will no doubt rebuild with your own two God-given hands.

You are really a smooth sweetmouth fool. Embrace your nanny state they will take care of you from birth to the afterlife. However, in Thailand there isn't a nanny to help you out. How are you able to do it yourself?BTW My Social Security was paid by me 100+%. It's not a freebie and is all paid upfront, it insurance. Sure I have insurance like most should have, because I'm a personally responsible person. 

 

There isn't a point responding to pinheaded comments like yours. Your mind couldn't accept the real truth about anything, because it already at capacity.

 

 

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Posts from a two-party flame fest (you know who you are) have been removed and another post edited to remove personal insults.

 

cease and desist.

 

And stay on topic, which is the quality of health care in Thailand, not the US health care system or politics.

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5 hours ago, FredGallaher said:

Best that you stay home.

Intend to for medical treatment.  Even my Thai wife agrees after her problems including a simple asthma attack diagnosed as auto immune disease at a prestigious private hospital.

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On 10/8/2019 at 9:40 AM, FredGallaher said:

Thailand on the other hand wait times are very short

In the private sector, yes. 

In the public sector,  no. 

 

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