如果一名美国公民在英国旅游时摔断了腿,医疗服务如何向美国公民收费,或者这项服务是免费的? John Norman 的回答火了

2021-01-18 18:24

If a US citizen breaks a leg in England while visiting there, how does the health service bill the US citizen or is the service free? UCn世界播

如果一名美国公民在英国旅游时摔断了腿,医疗服务如何向美国公民收费,或者这项服务是免费的?UCn世界播


Answered by: John Norman,VP, Technology (2011-present) UCn世界播

回答者:John Norman,技术副总裁(2011至今)UCn世界播


This is not about breaking a leg, so if your question is that specific, I can’t help you. UCn世界播

这不是关于摔断腿的问题,所以如果你的问题那么具体,我帮不了你。UCn世界播


In February of 2020 I was visiting the UK and had an issue that required an EMT to conduct an ECG (what Americans call an EKG). It was fast and efficient; the EMT reminded me of James Corden. I was advised to be taken in an ambulance to the A&E (the accident and emergency wing of a nearby hospital; what Americans call the ER). I got a full workup and was asked to stay overnight in the hospital. The second day, they asked to keep me one more day for observation: Which I did. Based on what I know now, their diagnosis and treatment was appropriate. UCn世界播

2020年2月,我访问英国时遇到一个问题,需要急诊医生进行心电图(美国人称之为心电图)。它又快又高效;急救中心让我想起了詹姆斯·科登(James Corden)。医生建议我坐救护车去急诊室(附近一家医院的急诊室,美国人称之为急诊室)。我做了全面检查,被要求在医院过夜。第二天,他们要求我多留一天观察:我照做了。据我目前所知,他们的诊断和治疗是恰当的。UCn世界播


EMT: No charge. Ambulance: No charge. First dayight: No charge. Second dayight: 1026 (the invoice suggests that the standard cost for a day in a ward is 3000, but the bill was prorated to the time I spent on the ward which was about 1/3 of a full 24 hour period). Also, from what I could tell, I was not charged for the (not cheap) meds. Anyway, I was told that I was to be charged for the care after the first day because I was a visitor, presumably from outside the EU. UCn世界播

急救员:不收费。救护车:免费。第一天晚上:免费。第二天:GB1026(发票显示病房一天的标准费用是GB3000,但账单是按比例计算的,我在病房度过的时间大约是整整24小时的三分之一)。而且,据我所知,我没有被收取药费(并不便宜)。不管怎么说,我被告知在第一天之后我将被收取护理费用,因为我是一名访客,想必是来自欧盟以外的人。UCn世界播


The care was excellent. The staff obviously took significant pride in their work. A few things struck me as quite different from American care: UCn世界播

照顾得很周到。工作人员显然对自己的工作感到非常自豪。有几件事给我留下了深刻的印象,与美国人的护理截然不同:UCn世界播


First off, the hospital was pretty run down and at the very least needed a coat of paint - but I was grateful that the money was being spent on care rather than the physical surroundings. UCn世界播

首先,医院相当破旧,至少需要一层油漆--但我很感激这笔钱花在了护理上,而不是花在了物理环境上。UCn世界播


Second, I was in a ward with some 9 other men. It seems more common in the USA to have a shared room with two people. But again, I didn’t see this as impeding the care at all, and there was a bit of camaraderie among the blokes in my area. UCn世界播

第二,我和另外9个男人住在一个病房里。在美国,与两个人同住一个房间似乎更常见。但是,我再说一次,我一点也不认为这会阻碍护理,在我所在地区的人中有一点同志情谊。UCn世界播


Last, one drug they prescribed was a more expensive one than the alternatives: a drug that requires less clinical management. When I got back to the States, my American doctors were really interested in that: They said that they would have likely chosen something cheaper from the formulary that required some return visits to the clinic for monitoring. So even though more expensive, it would seem that the A&E preferred a drug that would be easier for me to manage. UCn世界播

最后,他们开出的一种药物比其他药物更贵:一种需要较少临床管理的药物。当我回到美国时,我的美国医生真的对此很感兴趣:他们说,他们很可能会从处方中选择更便宜的药物,这些药物需要多次回访诊所进行监测。因此,尽管价格较贵,但看起来急症室似乎更喜欢一种我更容易管理的药物。UCn世界播


Given the timing, it looks like I luckily missed getting infected with COVID-19; in that period toward the end of February, no one in the hospital was wearing masks, etc. UCn世界播

考虑到时机,看起来我幸运地错过了感染新冠肺炎的机会;在接近2月底的那段时间,医院里没有人戴口罩,等等。UCn世界播

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