U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-08-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,211 posts, read 47,618,622 times
Reputation: 19723

Advertisements

No vacationer plans on getting sick, but many do fall ill, and seriously. All too often they land at hospitals that are anything but temples of healing.
In the popular sitcom Royal Pains, ritzy folks in the Hamptons hire a concierge doctor to tend their ills rather than an inept local hospital.

Poorly performing hospitals found near travel hot spots - USATODAY.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-09-2009, 04:28 PM
 
14,260 posts, read 23,995,588 times
Reputation: 20076
Quote:
Originally Posted by John1960 View Post
No vacationer plans on getting sick, but many do fall ill, and seriously. All too often they land at hospitals that are anything but temples of healing.
In the popular sitcom Royal Pains, ritzy folks in the Hamptons hire a concierge doctor to tend their ills rather than an inept local hospital.
In most resort communities, you generally find hospitals similar to hospitals in towns with a SIMILAR year-round population. In a town of 50,000, you will find a hospital that can generally handle most routine medical procedures and generally have a SMALL emergency room. When the town triples in size during the high season, the hospital MAY find its resources strained. And do realize that it is a royal pain to find physicians to work in those areas year-round (like the TV show).

The wealthy generally will flock to hospitals with top professionals. Hospitals like the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic have a worldwide clientele and aggressively market to those prospective patients. wHY NOT? They bring in a lot of well needed money in terms of reimbursement as well as contributions. Do realize that those institutions also provide care to us mere mortals AT A LOWER LEVEL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top