Skip to comments.India holds key to Britainís health service survival
Posted on 10/13/2013 8:43:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Indian treatment methods could hold the key to the survival of Britains National Health Service (NHS) that still offers mostly free medical care to all patients, irrespective of the income they earn.
Indias use of production-line methods to conduct cataract operations has been cited as a way of saving massive UK surgery costs that will otherwise contribute to a looming cash crisis.
British medical professionals say during cataract operations in India, simpler tasks are given to cheaper staff with qualified surgeons carrying out only the most complex part of the procedure.
This is not poor quality care, this is genuinely a different way of doing it, Bennett said.
Health Minister Patricia Hewitt cited cheaper Indian clinical procedures, including heart operations, where costs were significantly lower than in Britain.
Heart bypass surgery in India, for example, is a comparatively modest £1,000 compared to £35,000 in the UK. Hewitt also anticipated many NHS trusts signing business agreements with Indian health care providers.
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This sounds like a perfectly effective way of dealing with a know problem with a well-understood treatment.
Unfortunately, problems of that sort are a small part of health-care.
Our problem isn’t fixing specific issues, it’s treating chronic disease. Obesity, heart disease, the multitude of autoimmune diseases, etc.
Our medical establishment has no idea how to deal with these. Not because there aren’t known solutions, but because there is no profit in the solutions that are known.
Does this mean that bodies will be dumped in the Thames, like is currently done in the Ganges River?
Great. First they nationalized doctors and nurses, now they are putting them in an Hindu sweat shop in the basement of a French style whore house
My cataract surgery was just like that described. The assistants did everything leading up to the sugery. The doctor came in at the last minute and did the surgery quickly and cleanly and I was soon out the door. This was done at an eye center where they do everything for the eyes from glasses to major surgery on the premises. It’s a private center which is co-owned by all the doctors who practice there.
My cataract surgery, and later retina surgeries were in a hospital and I’m glad for it. It’s good you had a positive outcome.