Chronic pain affects millions of Americans every single day. If you’ve ever suffered from unrelenting pain, you know that you would do just about anything to stop it and get on with your life.
Let’s be frank. An average cost for just visiting your nearest medical office ranges from 50$ to 350$. Moreover, this does not include the extra fees and expenses you have to take care for over-the-counter medicines. Even if you may have an insurance to carry up the cost, you have to expect for co-pay which can add up some holes in your pocket. This is not to frustrate you from seeing your doctor. No and not at all! This is just to present you the panoramic point of view of how costly medical care can get when you (most of the time) end up buying the prescription with dangerous side effects. You have to understand that your body pain (or even headache) is not safely eased by pain medication without hitting the underlying injury. When the drug taken wears off, ache and discomfort come back and worse, you become dependent on it. And, you can well testify that you may have felt this once. However, for a lot of individuals, this is a normal scenario, whereby the insurance company continues to pay for the consultation and medication while low amount of toxins stay on to deposit in your body.
Look at healthcare in a different angle
Studies show that medical errors can occur in about one-third of hospital admissions. It is really scary to admit but the facts point out that medical errors are about 10 times more common than what was previously estimated. One study is authored by David C. Classen, MD who is an associate professor of the Salt Lake City’s University of Utah in medicine. Dr. Classen used a new tracking tool to be able to accurately determine where and what areas the common medical errors happen and for them to focus on improving these areas. He doesn’t want to ruin his profession by exposing these medical errors but his main goal is to promote awareness with his fellow physicians with what they need to improve in these areas. Through voluntary reporting and other methods, Dr. Classen was able to develop a new tracking method for determining medical errors. [Read more…]