Friday, October 10, 2008

AFSer Geoff: Health Care in Argentina


The attitude towards making a trip to the doctor is so passive here that my host mom actually suggested that I take a trip to the hospital to see the renovations.This attitude also extends to all specialties of medicine.

I read in a New York Times essay that something like 1/3 of children in Buenos Aires go to see a psychologist on a regular basis, and it's not because they're crazy. I can't say this hasn't worn off on me. I have a bad sunburn on my nose and might just make a trip to the dermatologist after I buy a newspaper...Read more.

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1 comment:

angelin said...

Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to your country of origin can cost thousands of dollars. Private physicians, clinics and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.
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