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March 2012 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

A Huge HMO
by Dean Metz
I posted last week that the UK has a two-tiered system of care. One receives a basic level of coverage (the NHS) through payroll tax deductions or one can opt for a higher level of service through privately paid insurance. Now, that higher level of service Read More...
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A Two-Tiered System
by Dean Metz
Last week I posted about a conversation I had with my GP. He disclosed to me that he has private insurance to supplement the NHS. I had private insurance when I first moved here but have since dropped the policy. I wonder if I should renew? It was very Read More...
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He ‘Struggles with It'
by Dean Metz
I went to see my GP today for a routine matter. While in the waiting room, I saw that his practice utilizes a company that provides tele-physio. This is a practice where a physio calls a patient, has a discussion about the presentation and then gives Read More...
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The Baby with the Bathwater
by Dean Metz
There has been so much chatter here in the UK about the "patient experience" and collecting the qualitative data to ensure a "positive patient journey." Many of the NHS guidelines focus on outcomes that embrace this idea. That's nice. I believe that patients Read More...
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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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