• Kurowei Indiamaowei

The Best of American Healthcare

I remember the hospital I spent much of my childhood in: St. Alexius Medical Center. As a child, I loved the hospital. Every time I visited, I got a checkup, lollipop, and a free sticker. Never did I realize how privileged I was to be able to go to such a hospital. St. Alexius, and many other hospitals across the United States are great not just because of the free lollipops and stickers but the astounding services they provide. In many ways, American medical care is some of the best in the world.


With health care expenditures exceeding 1 trillion dollars, it should not be surprising that the United States is the global leader in healthcare spending. Whether or not this is a good thing is certainly debatable, but it has its benefits. America has state of the art CT scanners, ventilators, and incubators, some of the best equipment in the medical sector. American doctors pride themselves in being able to provide amazing service, giving patients good reason to trust American hospitals.


In America, treatment of many chronic illnesses is levels above many other countries. One can rest assured that they will receive quality care and treatment for chronic diseases such as hypertension, cancer, and diabetes. In addition, superiority in research and development allows for the U.S.A to create top of the line medications. Americans suffering from health complications are given expert assistance in hospitals and exceptional medicine.


The U.S healthcare system makes some attempts to promote equality as well. When a patient is not treated properly by medical practitioners, they have the ability to sue for malpractice. Although many cases involving malpractice can be controversial, being able to stand against a supposed injustice is a fundamental American right. Surges of malpractice lawsuits in the U.S have urged doctors to be more careful when treating patients and many have even vowed to provide better service than ever before.


Though the American healthcare system is by no means perfect, it has many benefits. With first rate equipment, medicine, and doctors, the U.S has been a global leader in medical care. It is extremely comforting to know the great privilege I have living in the United States; I will always be receiving some of the best healthcare in the world.


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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633404/

https://onlinelaw.hofstra.edu/blog/a-look-at-4-medical-malpractice-statistics/


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