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    Are white foreigners "cue jumpers"?

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    Well I've thought about it at great length over the past few seconds, and I think the answer is.......yes....555
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    Surely if you have to wait for your cue you're not jumping in?

    But often farangs go to the head of the queue because they pay more.
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    It's not always the case....even at Bangkok Samui Hospital here I had a Thai jump in front of me when I was already settled on the "bed" of a CT Scan Machine and ready to roll...he did seem to be in pain, and I was asked by the Doctor...but I was happy to let him go ahead

    I guess in this case his money was as good as mine...
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    IMHO the queue just moves a darn sight faster in a Thai hospital than in a farang one (Aussie anyway) .... the big plus in a Thai hospital is the number of support staff at each Doctor's disposal, orderlies, technicians, nurses .... I think you are comparing medical consultations with your mostly first-aid attendances so not really apples with apples for waiting times .... for me the only time I have felt I have ever been put to the head of the queue in a Thai hospital was because I was bleeding the most ... 555
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    What happened to the Universal system of 'Triage' . The most unwell goes first . TIT?

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    no...i've always seen the ones there before me file off before my turn and others sitting around waiting for them.... or there's many other reasons for people sitting there. not everyone on the seats are there for attention or the same doctor as you.
    the queues certainly do move much faster in LOS than the ones back home...seems to be a lot more staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minder View Post
    IMHO the queue just moves a darn sight faster in a Thai hospital than in a farang one (Aussie anyway) .... the big plus in a Thai hospital is the number of support staff at each Doctor's disposal, orderlies, technicians, nurses .... I think you are comparing medical consultations with your mostly first-aid attendances so not really apples with apples for waiting times .... for me the only time I have felt I have ever been put to the head of the queue in a Thai hospital was because I was bleeding the most ... 555
    ^You mean like Forbes with his gunshot and stab wounds.....
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    ^ and don't forget the gravel and head damage rashes.
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    Triage is an interesting thing. (In Oz at least).
    I get the ED, where if you are sitting there and someone comes in who is gasping for breath. "Errr...on you go mate...".

    But everything after that is curious.
    You have a known heart condition and your specialist says "I want to see if you need (life saving) surgery", and the only way to do that is admit you to hospital and put a wire in.
    There are three categories "Immediate","Urgent", and "Non-Urgent". Even the highest paid specialist cardios are subjected to this regime in public hospitals.
    People in the throes of a heart attack go in the first one...well mostly...unless they can stabilize you in the ED, then you might go into the next one.
    Anyone in the "Urgent" category will keep getting bumped by anything "Immediate" and might even wait for days, or weeks.
    If you are in the "Non-Urgent" category, you will likely wait weeks or months until you get a slot.

    Oh..and if you don't have a "known" condition, you get chest pains and go into the ED, (As you do) they likely wont admit you until you have been scheduled (By your GP) to see a specialist.
    This can take weeks.

    Thing is, if you say the magic words, "I have private hospital cover" you'll likely be whisked in the same day.

    One of the things that bothers me about living in Thailand is being at the mercy of a health system I don't understand.
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    I have only had one past experience with a foreigner ( French ) not at a hospital but an Immigration office , I like all the rest had taken a ticket from the machine giving me a cue number, as my number came up on the announcement board , I walked over to immigration officers desk and was just about to slide into the chair when this white foreigner pushed my side and sat in the chair and said in a broken English accent , sorry I in a rush and started to put his paperwork on the desk. My response was , go and get a ticket . he just sat there and smiled . The immigration officer pointed at the ticket machine and just said go ticket . Bugger me the guy had the balls to tell the immigration officer he had come by taxi and was in a hurry. The officer just shouted , go go go .

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    my MRI's at McCormack were 8k baht. just had one here in Oz and was lucky enough to get it bulk billed..free..! the fee was $295.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post

    I brought the MRI scans back to my Canadian physician and he took a quick look at them and said they could book me an appointment with a specialist in 9 months time. Or, I could pay for physiotherapy on my own and try to claim it later. I said "Fuck that! I'll be back in Thailand by then." My shoulder eventually healed itself and I've got about 80% useage of it.
    Have you had what is loosely called "Frozen Shoulder?".
    Being over 60 I guess you would have.
    I had it and spent a lot of time trawling through the internet about "Rotator cuffs' and the like. Shoulders are wonderful complicated things, capable of turning every which way.
    It is a real damn nuisance of a thing, but the beauty of the human body is that eventually it heals itself.
    As they say, T/God for small mercies....

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