When away from home and in a foreign country, medical care can become a serious problem. home visit milano
There are many issues to be considered:
– The Healthcare system probably works in a different way.
– You may not know any doctors to which to refer in the area.
– Communication may become an issue due to a different language spoken by professionals.
– Moving around the city and finding the address of a doctor’s office may represent a further obstacle.
There are also other factors to be considered.
In Italy today, as in the rest of the world, doctors may evaluate as many as 20-40 patients a day.
The quality of medical assistance is suffering from the consequences of a healthcare system that in most cases gives priority to quantity rather than the quality of its services.
The professionals’ care and attention are diluted by the enormous number of persons they have to evaluate so as to fall within standards imposed by a healthcare system that with each passing day seems to become more and more managerial.
We are assisting to a gradual increase in waiting lists for medical care and a parallel reduction in the time dedicated by medical professionals to each patient.
As a result often both patient and medical professional take leave from visits with a feeling of dissatisfaction.
These changes also occur in an era that sees everybody’s life style following increasingly cracking paces and in which the only idea of having to move across the traffic of the city or stop routine daily activities so as to be cured is becoming more and more of an issue.
These problems sometimes become apparently insurmountable when they overlap with the presence of language barriers, difficulties in finding your way in a city that you don’t know and increasingly busy family or work schedules.
By all means, healthcare has improved at an incredible pace throughout the last decades and has become accessible to most in the western countries, but we have the feeling that progress has overlooked an essential aspect of healthcare: the “human” aspect, where patients are sick human beings that deserve to be taken care of in the comfort of their home whenever this is feasible, and by Doctors who are not burned out by budgets, bureaucracy and over-bookings.
We believe in slow medicine. home visit consultants milano
We believe in home care as a means for better healthcare.