Skip to comments.‘It’s a crisis for Québec women’ (socialized medicine fails)
Posted on 11/14/2012 10:38:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Québec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room. But thats a waste of time, doctors say, since the problem is spread across Québec hospitals. And doctors are refusing to accept new patients quickly because they cant treat them, health advocates say.
The worst cases are gynecological cancers, experts say, because usually such a cancer has already spread by the time it is detected. Instead of four weeks from diagnosis to surgery, patients are waiting as long as three months to have cancerous growths removed.
Its a crisis for Québec women, said Lucy Gilbert, director of gynecological oncology and the gynecologic cancer multi-disciplinary team at the McGill University Health Center. Her team has had access to operating rooms only two days a week for the past year, with dozens of patients having surgeries postponed week after week.
(Excerpt) Read more at montrealgazette.com ...
Yeah but - if you survive the cancer you’ll get free birth control pills.
As my lib friends like to say....GOBAMA!
Thats coming to America.
I grew up thinking Canada must have third world medicine.
My sister-in-law who is a Canadian born and a RN, brought her mom here to be treated for cancer. The wait for surgery was going to be almost six months.
My mom immigrated from Great Britain. We kept in touch with cousins and other relatives over the years. I can tell you that the treatment available to my mom was in stark contrast to that available to her cousins of the same age. My mom saw the doctor once a month. Her cousins saw the doctor once a year maybe. Common medications that made my mom's life more comfortable and extended her life were simply not available to her cousins.
I know our medical system has its warts but it is still much better than what is available in Canada and Great Britain.
Probably those same women who voted in the current government. There are some drawbacks to the freeloader society, eh? (speaking Canadian) The same sort of freeloader society that we can look forward to in this country as the government tramples our God given rights here on the way from freedom to complete national socialism. Heil 0bama.
What were talking about here are people who dont have conditions that need to be scanned urgently,
Dude never had back pain, I take it.
Doncha love bureaucrats?
Thanks for Obamacare, moonbats.
nobamacare: Stay healthy or DIE!
They can eliminate whole swathes of the 40-60 age bracket by cutting diagnostic tests (including colonoscopy) and then putting people on the waiting list for treatment when the cancers become obvious. For both these reasons, cancer survival rates in the U.S. are two or three times those of advanced countries with socialized medical systems.
Actually there are several private MRI clinics in many of the provinces. The article is talking about OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). If you want one done privately , outside of OHIP , you can get one in a day or two. But you’re going to pay for it out of your own pocket.
"Several" within an entire province? That ain't very many .
United States women are next - and since they voted for Obama, they deserve their fate... On a lighter brighter note, they’re going to get FREEEEEEEE Birth Control... for all those Jennifer Flower types out there who service dem elites...
And Alan Grayson, Mr. Die Quickly, just got voted back in thanks to FL redistricting. Guess he’s going to have to eat his words . . .
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