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January 28, 2019

Medical services in Quebec is still crap

To the current Premier of Quebec, the Honourable  François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Quebec

I got exceptional Rolls Royce Medical Services from the Cardiac Unit at the Montreal Hotel Dieux Hospital in the last year sadly this is rarely the case elsewhere.

 Why do I get   poor medical services else where still?

Medical services in Quebec is still crap including too many poor family Doctors, Dermatologists, Triages, and you can read all about it here for years mow too, just do a search on my site for CHARGE CARD HAPPY INCOMPETENT DOCTORS, DOCTORS, Health, Health Minister , Hospitals, MISDIAGNOSED SICKNESS.

To  date  I have visited many doctors,   dermatologists,  Triages as well about even an infection on my right foot and not one  of them  had diagnosed the cause.

I had to learn on the Internet the infection was caused by an ingrown  toe nail and when I went  to the Notre Dame hospital Triage to have it dealt with  the buck passing Doctor there  she next said I should go to my family doctor, one of those sad  incompetents too. She  said she was afraid to remove the toe nail as the infection  might get worse.

Doing nothing will make it worse as well

I had even waited months too have an appointment date to see some of these incompetent doctors.

PS

You can easily get sick when you visit a Hospital and most people do and they do not know why? Not all sicknesses are due to Doctor’s diagnostic errors, Medical malpractices or bad medication substitutes by the Pharmacists.

C Difficile ( Shit disease) and Norovirus are still the too common illness you can get

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/visiting-a-hospital-can-be-bad-for-your-health/

The Quebec government spent millions of dollars building now a new 772 bedroom CHUM St Luc hospital and yet their Emergency services are worse now than before even. The Emergency department accepts about 3 patients every hour, and has at least 30 patients wanting to get seen by a Doctor.  Quebec’s pretentious FREE medical services

 

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December 8, 2018

Visiting a Hospital can be bad for your health

Visiting a Hospital can be bad for your health.  You can easily get sick when you visit a Hospital and most people do and they do not know why? Not all sicknesses are due to Doctor’s diagnostic errors, Medical malpractices or bad medication substitutes by the Pharmacists.

Visiting a Hospital can be bad for your health but the alternative may be much  worse, but Doctors, Hospitals  pills are a real necessity in real life

C Difficile ( Shit disease) and Norovirus are still the too common illness you can get

Norovirus is a highly contagious viral illness that often goes by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach flu, and food poisoning. “It is extremely infectious and spreads very easily in public places, such as nursing homes and schools, and it is usually brought into hospital by visitors once it becomes prevalent in the community. Researchers have found that noroviruses can survive on surfaces for as long as 42 days.

The symptoms include nauseavomitingdiarrhea, and some stomach cramping some which in turn causes dehydration. It can be accompanied by a raised temperature, aching limbs and a headache, chills,headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of tiredness. The illness often begins suddenly, and the infected person may feel very sick.

Norovirus is spread person to person particularly in crowded, closed places.  is typically spread through contaminated food and water, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and close contact with someone who is vomiting or has diarrhea. Norovirus  is the leading cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks.

There is no medication to get rid of the virus and there is no vaccine. Like all viruses, noroviruses don’t respond to antibiotics,   People can transfer Norovirus to others for at least 48 hours after symptoms go away.The most important steps to prevent the spread of Norovirus is to stay home if you are sick for another 48 hours after symptoms go away and for everyone to regularly wash their hands.

The spread of Norovirus can be prevented by practicing proper hand hygiene. Important strategies include washing hands with soap and water, especially after using the toilet and changing diapers, and always before eating, preparing or handling food. “Avoid contaminating food by practicing good food hygiene – wash your hands after visiting the bathroom and before cooking, keep kitchen surfaces clean and ensure food is prepared properly and not cross-contaminated before cooking. Chopping boards are a breeding ground for germs!”

Norovirus is a year-round bug, but you’re more susceptible in winter. All “because people are indoors, in closer proximity to each other with the heating on, which makes it easier for the virus to spread person to person,”There is no specific treatment for norovirus, although it’s recommended you remain hydrated and help yourself rehydrate from the fluid and electrolyte loss resulting from diarrhoea. Gastritis is a common medical problem. Up to 10% of people who come to a hospital emergency department with abdominal pain have gastritis and yet most hospitals still tend to respond very poorly to it. Why?

A hospital emergency room might not be the best place for the sick  and elderly. The risk of acute infection – mostly respiratory and gastrointestinal viruses – following a trip to the emergency room is three times higher among the  elderly, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical  Association Journal. Long-term care patients who spent a few hours in an emergency facility were  more likely to get sick in two to seven days after returning to their nursing  homes.

Do see

Infections- old problems in Hospitals

This has been going on wrongfully for ages, unchecked still

Shit disease, C. difficile-related deaths highest in recent years is still totally unacceptable

SHIT DISEASE – C-DIFFICILE OR WHAT EVER

IT IS AN UNDENIABLE FACT THAT THE DOCTOR’S  ERRORS, THEIR FALSE OMISSION OF PROPER MEDICAL CARE ARE TOO OFTEN BURIED WITH THE PATIENT STILL HERE IN CANADA.   

Nurses and female Doctors are more likely to admit errors, mistakes over the Male doctors

July 31, 2018

Canada’s health care system

When speaking to one of the experts used by The New York Times in the study,   an  analysis conducted by The New York Times that pitted the health care services of countries against each other in a formal competition found Canada to be a major loser,   the National Post reported that Canada’s super-long wait times were the reason why the nation’s health care system did so poorly in the competition.

Long wait times have become the defining characteristic of Canadian health care.

The medical expert said only 43% of Canadians are actually seeing a medical professional on the same day they seek help, half of Canadians wait 2+ in emergency rooms, and the wait time to see a specialist is 2-3 months.

Canada’s health care system doesn’t leave us wanting so much as it leaves us waiting. The wait to see a doctor in the ER may stretch for hours, but if you need to be admitted to hospital, it can jump to days. The wait for home care services often stretches for months, and a patient needing a long-term care bed can languish in limbo for years.

Why are Canada’s health-care wait times the worst? How to Reduce Wait Times in Canadian Health Care?

Canadian patients who suffer the reality of long delays, which may lead to deteriorating and irreversible harm, and a private health care system is not any better in reality. Canadian patients   frustrated by long wait times – too often  go to the United States, other places for diagnostic and surgical procedures. and they are giving profits to other  hospitals and reducing employment to Canadian   health professionals.

The real challenge we have is not waiting times. It is more fundamental: It is better management of our hospitals, physicians, medical professionals. We should  be using our medical resources much more efficiently.  More air traffic control is needed,  not just more money. The health care system, like any industry, has a natural resistance to change, so what? Everyone deserves timely, quality care. There are proven steps we can take to shorten wait times for care, and they must be taken immediately.

Canada has more physicians, in absolute numbers and per capita, than ever before, with seemingly little impact on access.   And we under use nurse practitioners, occupational therapists and the like . For a start our physicians  should all be  required to work a minimum of  30 hours per week.

Too many Canadian operating rooms, medical treatments are closed for prolonged periods over Christmas, spring break, and in the summer as doctors like  to work 9 to 5 hours, and take holidays at the same time as many others, thus Hospitals or under utilized and wait times therefore continue to increase, to be unresolved. A medical patient with a severe illness this week called his doctor for medical help and was told the doctor was going on his vacation.

Too many Canadian surgeons considered themselves under-employed, and they cited poor access to operating rooms. All operating rooms should run on a 24/7 basis as well.

“Too many long-term care and nursing home beds are full and as a result, thousands of patients who no longer need serious medical care can’t leave hospital. Because these patients are not discharged and beds are scarce, elective surgeries are cancelled, and those waiting for admission spend days on gurneys in the ER. The congestion this causes means that ambulances sometimes can’t off-load patients. Providing care to those in hallways slows provision of care to those in the waiting room. And many of the patients in the waiting room are there because they are unable to see their doctor promptly. ”

In April 2016, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released an analysis of solutions that could be used to address wait times. The full report is available here  

The answer is simple, but profoundly frustrating. It’s because Hospitals, physicians  medical policies have not changed. Of course, there are those heartless persons who falsely choose to ignore the plight of Canadian patients.

Sadly most oral health care is exempt from provincial and territorial health-care plans (some dental services are covered by government dental programs, but working-class people lacking employer coverage are on their own).  It’s also a glaring omission that’s both illogical and a public-health concern. We know that periodontal disease affects heart health; that an untreated tooth infection can be fatal; that mouth pain can lead to drug addiction and force people to stay home from work; that dentists and dental hygienists can spot precancerous or cancerous lesions, as well as diabetes and gastroesophageal reflux disease; and that hospital emergency rooms are flooded with people with untreated dental problems.

IN QUEBEC THE FRENCH CHUM HOSPITALS ( University hospitals affiliated with the University of Montreal,) ARE MUCH BETTER MANAGED OVER  THE   ENGLISH McGill HOSPITALS AND PROVIDE A MUCH BETTER MEDICAL SERVICES

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/unwanted-unappreciated-poor-medical-care/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/quebecs-pretentious-free-medical-services/

March 17, 2018

Unwanted, unappreciated Poor Medical Care

Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada, the Provinces, Hospitals  tens of millions of dollars annually by avoiding costly “end-of-life” care, or continually medical services apparently. It’s wrong to suggest an assisted death to someone just because they supposedly are close to a natural death.

An Ontario study found the average person generates $14,000 in health-care costs during the last 30 days of his or her life, often receiving intensive treatment is more costly than the Doctor-assisted suicide.

Canada’s new Doctor-assisted suicide laws  are unconstitutional and should be struck down because they do not require doctors “to even try to help relieve intolerable suffering” before offering to kill a terminally ill patient.  Canada’s medically assisted dying policies are “dangerous as they can be used to facilitate the humiliation and abuse of persons with disabilities in times of desperation without any steps being taken by medical staff or the defendants to help these vulnerable disabled patients relieve their suffering or assist such patients with life” Offering death without first trying to provide full adequate medical care is immoral. To suggest death is “ethically questionable,” and it should only come up on patient request. Many persons, physicians with moral and religious objections to assisted dying have already told the provincial governments they don’t want it, because they see it as someone falsely helping the  patients  to end their live.  End to the practice  of doctors referring  patients to seek  assisted death from a physician who will help to do so.

Critics have long feared that, once assisted dying was legalized, its legal borders would creep ever wider to include children and the mentally ill, and that hastening death would become the knee-jerk solution to the many intractable problems of end of life care. The federal government has no jurisdiction over health care, as it is a provincial matter solely.   Neither patients nor physicians should consider costs when making the very personal decision to a patients, well being, health care, emergency department visits, dialysis, medical tests, and hospital admissions.

THE IRONY IS MANY PATIENTS MAKE RELATED VISITS, TO THE DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, BECAUSE MANY CLEARLY CHARGE CARD HAPPY INCOMPETENT DOCTORS FAILED TO SEE AND DEAL WITH THE NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT. OR HAD MISDIAGNOSED THE SICKNESS ORIGINALLY.

After months, repeated visits  to the  hospitals  3  Doctors, One from McGill and two from Chum offered me  assisted death. A simple choice between medical help or medically assisted suicide, rather than simply working with me  to deal with my sicknesses  in a respectful patient-centred manner . I refused the death sentences and  I am well and healthy these days. And rather demanded they do the Job they were paid for Fully.  Ironically many other doctors and neighbours say that I look well and healthy.

SEE ALSO

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/30/death-in-hospitals/

https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/

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