Friday, November 6, 2009

New York has bad health care

NY hemorrhaging health-care bucks: study

New York wastes hundreds of millions a year on unnecessary hospital care -- ranking it lowest among all US states, a new study has found.

The Commonwealth Fund Commission ranked New York next to last for failing to rein in "avoidable hospital use and costs" on its 2009 health-care report card. Only Louisiana fared worse.

The study compares how Medicare patients receive health care across the country.

In New York, elderly and chronically ill patients spent far more time in the hospital, and were readmitted more frequently, the report found.

Nearly four in 10 New York home-health patients were admitted to a hospital. The average national rate was 29 percent.

New York also ranked poorly for treating patients with manageable conditions.

About 7 percent of New Yorkers were treated in hospitals for such ambulatory care, compared to the national average of 6 percent.


Anonymous said...

Where and what hospitals is the artical referring to, Manhattan? There are no Hospitals deemed to be hospital left in Queens. Those exclusively serve non-citizen - illegals if you will. If your sick and a citizen go to Manhattan or Westchester. Long Island is becoming overloaded with non-citizens too.

Queens Crapper said...

It was a state-wide survey.

Snake Plissskin said...

I am sure that Helen Marshall, as well as your local councilperson, are concerned, as they breathlessly announce another project dumping 1000s more in your community.

Alan Gross said...

One of the ways to keep costs down is to address some of the conditions that cause health problems in the first place! I posted a video on YouTube showing how callous our once and future mayor feels about the concerns of a citizen. In my opinion, it is imperative to address the healthcare issues from many angles, especially in advocating preventative measures and researching environmentally-induced diseases such as asthma and cancer.

It is this attitude displayed by the mayor that has allowed hospitals to close which further stresses the remaining private and public health care facilities.

Anonymous said...

If Bloomburg took away our Sanctuary City status and all the illegal aliens stopped using our emergency rooms as their regular doctors, you would see a big change in our health care system. The taxpayers are paying for all these criminals and Queens doesn't have enough hospitals to serve everyone. That's why the Manhattan hospitals are experiencing overcrowding. Stop giving services to people that don't deserve them and they will go back to their own countries. They are only here for the money and the freebies. We wouldn't get the same courtesy if we invaded their countries. America needs to stop coddling these criminals.