I am waiting for the day that instead of measuring health by a statistic of life expectancy of each country quality of life will be the real parameter.
"It seems that the buying policy is to buy a job lot of ugly, heavy wheelchairs and give everyone that applies for a wheelchair one of them regardless of their actual requirements.Read the whole post here.
No consideration is made of general health and welfare nor do they seem to trust the feedback from their clients ignoring any comments about shortcomings of the aids."
"The consequence of my case manager and advisor ignoring my feedback and requests for help has been a horrible pressure sore and 6 months in bed up to now before I can sit up again."
"That is much more expensive in terms of the increased care I have needed plus the opportunity cost of having months of my life literally taken away from me.."
Update: March, 2 2009
I've just remembered that Herrad lives in Amsterdam not in US. I believe the title of the post should be "World - no money for health!" but this change would not appear. I'll contact people from US to see how do they have their wheelchairs. I'm afraid I will not have a different story. But I have to do it.