Sunday, June 28, 2009

Score One for Single Payer.

A critically-ill premature-born baby from Hamilton is all alone in a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital after she was turned away for treatment at local facility and transferred across the border without her parents, who don't have passports.
A provincewide search for an open neonatal intensive care unit bed came up empty, leaving no choice but to send the two pound, four ounce baby to Buffalo.
I still can't quite grasp, how some people think this is a good thing. Why do people think a Single Payer system, will be efficient? Hello, look at Medicare, Medicaid and Walter Reed, is that the kind of health care they want?

H/T: HotAir

Here are some of the wait times associated with Pediatric Medical services in Ontario.

Provincial Paediatric Wait Times Analysis by Subspecialty

5 out of 10 Patients
Treated Within (Days)
9 out of 10 Patients
Treated Within (Days)

May 2009 May 2009 May 2009
All Services 59 195 1155

Cardiovascular Surgery 37 171 52
General Surgery 33 88 171
Gynecology 39 74 10
Neurosurgery 20 77 35
Ophthalmology 55 146 85
Dental/Oral Surgery 102 356 159
Orthopedic Surgery 79 207 109
Otolaryngology 64 252 262
Plastic Surgery 52 169 130
Urology 62 170 142

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