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How To Choose The Best Doctor For Plastic Surgery

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If you are someone that is in the market for a good plastic surgeon, then you will be looking for someone that can do the best job. And after the work is done, you will leave feeling more like your true self than you ever felt before you had the work done. But if you are unlucky enough to have a bad experience then it can have lifelong unsightly results.

Picking the right plastic surgeon

Pick the Right Specialty

Within the realm of plastic surgeons, each one has a more specific specialty that they are known for and that requires a different skill set. That is why it is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon that can show plenty of experience within the precise procedure that the patient is planning on having work done on.

Doctor’s Portfolio

5rtfghcdA potential patient should always ask for a doctor’s portfolio book to see for themselves what kind of results they are capable of providing. Since aesthetics are highly subjective, it is critical to making one’s judgment on whether they like the results or not. It would not hurt to look through the portfolio for a person that has or had similar features as the person looking to get work done. It most likely would be a good indicator of how the potential patient’s results will turn out. Take the time to review more than one plastic surgeon’s work before making any decisions on a service provider.

Feel Comfortable

There should be a certain comfort level that comes when a new patient meets their potential plastic surgeon for the first time. There is no substitute for that positive connection that should come from the initial consultation. Take a few minutes to ask questions and asses how comfortable the connection is and how the doctor’s bedside manner will be throughout the process. If the patient does not feel completely comfortable, then they should not proceed any further with that particular practitioner.

Price Listing

Ask for a price listing for the future services to be provided. There should be a highly transparent process for which the practitioner should have no problem releasing the material produced for a cross comparison with others in the local area. You do not want to necessarily look for the lowest price point amongst the estimates that you receive because it could be an indicator of the quality of their work.

xcrfcgvbA patient should trust their instincts and look for the service provider that will most likely meet all of their plastic surgery needs. Do not hire the first one that you meet, shop around for the right fit. Talk to previous clients of the plastic surgeon to find out if they were happy with their individual results or if they had any unforeseen problems to be prepared for.

Changes In The Health Sector

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Due to policy adjustments, cultural shifts, technological advancements, and health care costs over the last few decades, the health care systems have shifted towards a model that prioritizes prevention rather than cure – a more patient-empowered model

The hospital industry has constantly continued to evolve, streamline and improve patient care by integrating large data and shifting from the traditional ‘fee-for-service’ payment model towards the modern ‘fee-for-outcome’ payment model. In simple terms, the hospitals of yester-century are quite different from today’s health care centers that are sprawling across the world.

Changes in the health care industry

Changes in health care sector over a few decades ago

erxcdfghThe past few decades have been characterized by diversity, rapidity, and unpredictability of numerous changes within the area of health, particularly the acute care. Across the world, there have been significant changes which seem promising and strongly convergent despite the differences in health systems and structures. In the capital planning context, two very distinct trends have emerged namely:

  • The shift from centralization to greater locally controlled and flexible systems, and
  • The move from the traditional bed-based normative planning to a highly integrated and responsive system which focuses on disease pathways as the primary influence for planning.

This comparatively immediate and rapid change has exposed the tendency for capital investment over the years to have become the center of concentration on the short-term tactical positioning of capital assets. Almost all health care systems have been caught unaware by these sudden shifts and are forced to realize that the capital asset models being applied look increasingly misplaced within the steps with the future long-term requirements of the workforce they accommodate and the services they house.

In general, some trends have been universally agreed upon as the mega trends in the health sector. These trends are also thought to dominate the policies and priorities of the health sector in the coming years. They include:

Epidemiological and demographic trends

Demographic trends such as elderly needs have been accommodated in today’s health care programs. However, more still needs to be done to provide new integrated and social health care models to address the potential issues of costly inequality in service delivery.

The exploration into ICT and new clinical technologies

ICT is important in helping to determine spending priorities in the health sector. Investing in modern technology does not only improve service delivery. It also improves the quality of services and goods offered to patients. For instance, cancer survival rates have significantly improved as a result of technological investment in the health sector.

Patient quality and safety such as clinical outcomes and transparency

Poor data and assessment have been among the major causes of low or weakened investments in the health sector in the past. But with the modern technology, such issues have been addressed to a great percentage thereby improving the quality of services offered in health care sector. The desire for economic sustainability within the health care sector: hospitals should spend at least 10% to 15% of their economic budget on upgrading to modern systems so as to be in pace with at sectors.

According to the WHO (2008b) report, there are four criteria by which an individual’s right to health can be evaluated. The report further states that, by investing in the right type of capital and balancing between other investment opportunities and capital, four dimensions are implicitly supported. These are:

Availability: high quality, properly functioning public health facilities, goods. Services and programs should be readily and sufficiently available

Accessibility

Everyone should have access to better health facilities, equipment, goods and services without discrimination based on gender, race, age, disability, and education.

Acceptability

esdfxccgAll the health care facilities, goods, and services must respect the medical code of conduct and ethics. They should be sensitive to gender, culturally appropriate and should be sensitive to life-cycle requirements. Also, they should be designed to respect privacy rights as well as improve the health status of all the persons concerned.

Quality

All health facilities and equipment, goods and services must be not only scientifically appropriate but also medically qualified for use.