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Old 18th November 2019, 03:26 PM   #268
Segnosaur
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
A picture of health care in the U.S. today: Your ER doc might be 1,000 miles away.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...39d_story.html

(article about doctors serving emergency rooms remotely.)
Keep in mind that such 'outsourcing' has gone on in other areas of health services, and even occurs in other countries.

(For example, Canada and the U.S. have been 'outsourcing' the work of radiologists to India... get your X-ray done locally, it gets emailed to some doctor in India, and they send the results back.)

Not sure if that's necessarily due to the U.S. relying on private health care, or just the result of having parts of the country with very low population density.
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