Brainteaser wrote:I haven't heard of people being deliberately excluded from follow up care, except for this CCSVI/MS scenario. There seems to be prejudice. I don't think it's a numbers thing.
I don't think you and a lot of other people consider the fact that there is a world of difference between expectation of aftercare from an unproven, experimental treatment and an accepted treatment that has shown an acceptable risk/benefit ratio.
Maybe things will go fine and you could afford the cost of the initial treatment and the follow up imaging costs such as Dr Sclafani recommends
cece wrote:1-3-6-9-12 and every 6 months thereafter.
but how many had to beg and borrow for the procedure alone and can't afford any after care or imaging?
Who is going to cover the costs when unexpected problems do arise, which is happening often? Hopefully problems won't often happen as serious as Rici and radeck but those costs are not within the ability of normal people. We continually are seeing people who are experiencing clots that need to be dealt with and people who are convinced they's re-stenosed and are upset that follow up imaging after experimental treatment isn't offered in their country.
Are those costs really something that someone's fellow taxpayers should be expected to share after a person chooses to participate in an unproven experimental treatment?
In the United States, i have treated people shot by FBI during attempts to blow up the subway system because that train stops in a neighborhood populated by american jews. I didnt ask why he did it. It didnt matter. I just treated him
In the United States I have treated countless people, includling some canadians who damaged their livers with alcholol, drugs, or sex, or bad luck. It didnt matter whether they knew or not that their actions were dangerous to themselves. I didnt ask them why they chose to do that
In the United States, I have treated caribbeans who have used home remedies that are dangerous and resulted in a number of diseases. It didnt matter whether they knew there were any alternatives.
I didnt ask any of these people why they were sick. Some were sick of their own actions. It doesnt matter.
I treat them because they were human beings. There is no other reason.
Please drop the discussion. I do not believe that you hearing your heart at the moment.