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#16 Sep 10th, 2015, 03:17
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Originally Posted by alexvisentin View Post Only thing it's in italian.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post This will interest you, and others - one of the hospitals I can recommend (but haven't yet, I'll wait to know where alex will stay first) actually practices differential pricing for almost everything under their roof (I just found this out today from their website). It's not nationality-based though, it's pocket-based. E.g. for out-patients - those who see doctors in the 'General' OPD (i.e. those who can't pay more than Rs. 100 per visit and are prepared to wait upto 2 hours for their turn) pay a little less for tests/xrays/scans than those who can afford the 'Private' OPD (Rs. 600 per visit). The thumb rule is 10% differential but it varies depending on the service/procedure. The differential can be as little as Rs. 10 and as much as Rs. 3800. Same goes for in-patients, there it's according to the bed category.
Almost all private hospitals practice some or the other form of this.
By paying a higher fee you get quicker access to the service.

When I gave birth to my son in Apollo Hyderabad the "packages" costed between Rs30,000(general ward) to Rs 100,000(the super delux suite).(I do not remember the exact nomenclature).

I do not see anything wrong with it.
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Dilliwala,to be more precise I should have probably said cranial MRI, if such an expression exists in english.I just freely translated it from the italian language(risonanza magnetica cranica).
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When I gave birth to my son in Apollo Hyderabad the "packages" costed between Rs30,000(general ward) to Rs 100,000(the super delux suite).(I do not remember the exact nomenclature).
Isn't a lot of this simply the difference in accommodation? Sadly, though, I suspect that the commercial aspect of human nature results in differences in the standard of care and attention. The only person I know of who, as a medical tourist, came as a "five-star" patient at Apollo had a personal visit from the CEO. And some super-VVIP politico in the next room.

Well, unless Alex decides to go for being admitted and treated here, as well as diagnostics, it is all of little relevance to him --- and I would guess that the costs, compared with private European medicine, will, even in the posh-name hospitals, be a pleasant surprise to him
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Its all a difference in accommodation.
The nurses are always available.
Some junior doctor is always available.
The senior doctors come on rounds. Their time spent with you is proportional to your complications and not your accommodation.
Its possible that the housekeeping staff may be more responsive to a call from a cabin than one from the general ward.
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Apollo, Maxx, Fortis and their like - all commercial hospitals, operated on profit motive. They have no provision for poor people, other than the fig leaf kind (more below). It's correct that different packages offered by them have more to do with bed/room category (e.g. do you need a fridge in your room or not ? Even small nursing homes do that). Plus bells and whistles as mentioned above.

Right about who visits you (socially) too - in a single room in a private hospital you can expect a visit from e.g. the Deputy MS or at least the nursing supervisor . You also tend to be the subject for training - one time I was witness to a patient being swarmed around by the supervisor and 7, repeat 7, nurses!

Apollo Delhi got land cheap from the Delhi Govt on the condition that they would give a certain number of poor people free or low cost treatment. They never did. When the Delhi Govt tried to haul them up for this more than a decade ago, they put their hands up and said "Oh! we have no way of determining who's poor and who isn't!" This they didn't know when they asked for the land ? For the record, they do give a very small number of people free or low cost treatment, but they're not meeting their commitments for sure.
I never recommend this hospital (or any commercial place) to anyone. One can get equally good (if not better) treatment at other places for less.

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