Most people prefer to put their complete faith
in their doctor to provide all the treatments and not get involved
in it or explore possible options. They just let it happen.
Don't let this be you...
The purpose of this website is to make people aware
of a dramatic variety in standards of medical, nursing and pharmacy
management. In some cases, cancer patients are receiving treatments
that fall well below current industry recommended guidelines. Also,
some private patients are never being given written quotes prior
to any consultations, pathology testing or treatments, and are ending
up thousands of dollars out of pocket, for treatments that would
be free or of minimal cost at a public hospital...
In order to explain how this situation exists,
this website will give a brief overview of the health industry,
particularly as it relates to cancer treatments. Safety regulations,
public hospitals versus private practice policy and procedures manuals,
government statistics and actual monitoring of legal obligations
on health professionals to comply with best practice guidelines
will be referred to…
Major public hospital guidelines on how to manage
cancer treatments, pharmaceutical board guidelines on management
of chemotherapy and medical and nursing policies are displayed for
you to read and understand. This gives you a change to understand
‘what should happen’ when people are having cancer treatments.
The best of computerised patient management systems like CHARM
currently used by some public hospitals,
an American Cancer Society tool used to calculate actual risk reduction
from cancer treatments, are displayed. Also information from gold
standard medical text like Harrison’s, that explain diseases
like cancer, in an honest, upfront and clear manner. Once you know
how good these resources are, you will want to have access to them…