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Old 29th June 2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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The Hospital named for a homeopath is going under.

Hahnemann hospital, which derived from a homeopathic hospital from the 19 century, and named for homeopathy’s earliest advocates, is going under.

While Hahnemann uses modern medicine rather than homeopathic woo, it still has a poor reputation among Philadelphia’s robust health systems. It has struggled financially for years.

Sadly, closure means the loss of thousands of jobs, which is a hard hit after a refinery in the city also announced it would close.

https://www.inquirer.com/business/ha..._medium=social
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Old 29th June 2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Is the hospital using homeopathy to treat patients now? At any point in their care? Or teaching homeopathy? (It's a teaching hospital for a university.) If not, then it's just an "ordinary" hospital in the scheme of things. The name Hanhemann is irrelevant.

Second point, shutting down an unsuccessful business is what America is all about today. Because health care is still a business, not a public service. No government intervention with the forces of the invisible hand. So...tough, but that's the way the money goes. You should think about how you are going to pay for it before you get sick.
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Old 29th June 2019, 02:34 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
Is the hospital using homeopathy to treat patients now? At any point in their care? Or teaching homeopathy? (It's a teaching hospital for a university.) If not, then it's just an "ordinary" hospital in the scheme of things. The name Hanhemann is irrelevant.

Second point, shutting down an unsuccessful business is what America is all about today. Because health care is still a business, not a public service. No government intervention with the forces of the invisible hand. So...tough, but that's the way the money goes. You should think about how you are going to pay for it before you get sick.
Reading the link, it does not read as if homeopathy is still practiced. Also, the statement about "loss of reputation", does not indicate that the loss was a result of the past use of homeopathy. The article seemed vague.


However, the resulting loss of jobs is enormous.
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Old 29th June 2019, 09:40 PM   #4
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It hasn’t used homeopathy in a very long time. But it’s name has made it a bit of a pariah among the Philadelphia medical scene.

Sad fact is: it’s not a very good hospital. If it were in another location it might be rated as decent, but with hospitals like Penn, Pennsylvania, Presbyterian, Temple, and CHildrens Hospital of Philadelphia around it rates very low.

I wish they could have gotten it up to snuff, but nobody wanted to put that kind of resources in just to be a better worst hospital in Philadelphia.
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Old 30th June 2019, 06:36 AM   #5
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Are the other hospitals in the city short of qualified staff?
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Old 30th June 2019, 07:58 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
Are the other hospitals in the city short of qualified staff?
Assuming that the staff was working (even if not generating enough income), it must be assumed that whatever business the hospital had will move to the other hospitals in the area, hence presumably generating a need for staff, so a good proportion of the now redundant will no doubt find new jobs.

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Old 6th July 2019, 01:44 PM   #7
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Hahnemann, perhaps through their various Colleges of Medicine links, has also been known for producing some good biomedical research. I wonder if that too is at risk.
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One of us had a doctor some time back who had graduated from their med school, or interned there or something. I saw it in a certificate framed on the exam room wall and was a bit concerned until I looked it up.
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Would donating very, very, very, very small amounts of money be of any help?
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Good news everyone! France is on the way to stop reimbursing homeopathy. Universities are also reviewing the practice of offering courses on it. France is like the last bastion of these crooks, let´s hope this brings closer the end of the practice.

http://en.rfi.fr/france/20190701-france-stop-reimburse-homeopathy-fake-medecine
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Old 8th July 2019, 09:07 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Abooga View Post
Good news everyone! France is on the way to stop reimbursing homeopathy. Universities are also reviewing the practice of offering courses on it. France is like the last bastion of these crooks, let´s hope this brings closer the end of the practice.

http://en.rfi.fr/france/20190701-france-stop-reimburse-homeopathy-fake-medecine
Excellent. Now let's get rid of the chiroquactors in the USA.
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Old 8th July 2019, 02:26 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Molinaro View Post
Would donating very, very, very, very small amounts of money be of any help?


Can't miss. The smaller the amount the more helpful.
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Old 8th July 2019, 02:37 PM   #13
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Excellent. Now let's get rid of the chiroquactors in the USA.

From my observations in Australia the chiropractors and naturopaths take on all of the alternative stuff to add to their rang of product. The list of treatments offered is almost to large for the sign on the shopfront. As long as it's not science based but alternative it's good it seems.

Is this similar in the US?
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Pretty much, yes. It's all about the $$$$.
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