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Old 12-06-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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It seems like everybody's criteria for a place to live includes "excellent healthcare and hospitals". I'm wondering, are there any bad hospitals or places that are reknown for having bad healthcare? I've never heard someone say, "Oh, I'd love to live in---but the healthcare there is so bad."

 
Old 12-06-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I would not want to live in a small town because there are a lack of choices when it comes to hospitals and clinics. Also you probably have to drive a far distance just to see a specialists.
 
Old 12-06-2008, 04:42 PM
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Most people are clueless re: quality of healthcare....or schools, etc....lots of worthless stats and rankings

Like any profession/business, 95+% of physicians are mediocre or worse in capability or honesty

Need to figure out which regions have attributes where highly educated professionals (who often earn $500K-$2MM/yr) would want to work, live, play and raise own families

Even in rather affluent urban regions, most talented physicians tend to gravitate to certain parts of region, often near the academic medical center at which they trained and near affluent patients who have excellent insurance and can afford to self-pay if needed

For ex., most of reputed physicians in SF region practice in PaloAlto area (nr Stanford) and a few at UCSF in City of SF....if one has a heart attack while in SF's EastBay or Marin suburbs, prob face notably weaker healthcare choices and outcomes
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I would not want to live in a small town because there are a lack of choices when it comes to hospitals and clinics. Also you probably have to drive a far distance just to see a specialists.
Actually, that is not exactly true. I grew up in a town of 6,500 people and the next town, with a population 45,000, has two hospitals (used to have three). There are also are two outpatient surgery/urgent care places maybe five minutes from where i grew up.

On top of that there are two hospitals in Youngstown, which is twenty minutes away. I believe one of those is a level one trauma center.

It's also nice to know i live only a hour from two of the best health systems in the world, Cleveland Clinic -- Home (No. 1 in heart care by U.S.News & World Report) and World Class Health Care – UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (http://www.upmc.com/Pages/Home.aspx - broken link)
 
Old 12-06-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Well, Houston has possibly the best medical care (especially high-end) in country, with MD Andersen here and a lof of noted transplant specialists, experimental therapies, etc.

I agree with hsw...they gravitate here to be in the middle of a world-class research area where many wealthy patients (CEOs etc.) come, as well as wealthy people from around the world come to be treated.
 
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