Post by BrokenFireMedic on Sept 15, 2017 4:41:16 GMT -8
I was wondering if anyone knew why or have seen what is used overseas is better products. It makes no sense to me how some companies which have or service multiple countries have different products depending on country. So I used diapers to control or midigate incontinence issues most of what I use is made in the UK or overseas and will say most quality products are made overseas and just wondering if anyone knows why or noticed. Like common brands Tena or Attends are higher quality in the UK vs US. The other question is I know the UK has a program to provide supplies through the government do they restrict what you get or how much per month. So in US the Veteran Admin and Medicaid provides diapers and incontinence supplies private insurance usually doesn't state medicaid normally sets a price point and goes by size but most have things like they will pay $0.65 per diaper and most times it's junk(yes something is better then nothing) but one state south of me used to provide quality products and recently cut them and a lot of parents and caregivers are fighting the state which they should do and wish more would or people fight for what's right but they went from quality to junk and causing issues. Thank you for reply just wondering how other countries do things and also why it seems somethings are better.
Hello there. To answer your question, there is no restriction on the amount of supplies one can order, though questions might be asked if you order the most expensive and deluxe product available. The fact is if it's suitable for your needs, then you are likely to get it. My prescription is quite huge. I've never been questioned about what I order. We have what is called a "repeat prescription list". The medications and supplies you need are on repeat. You simply go online and tick the box of the supply you need, whether it is medication or equipment such as leg bags, night bags, catheters, colostomy stuff. The prescription is automatically relayed to your chemist and it is then delivered to your door in just a few days. It's all automated and very convenient. I don't want to give the impression that we have a health utopia here. The NHS is straining at the seams. It costs billions a year. With open borders across Europe, and many semi-impoverished Europeans flooding into the country, the NHS can hardly cope. Not only is it affecting our health service but it's also affecting our schools, housing and social fabric of the country. I guess it gets very political when you boil it down. But to get back to the original premise, we are pretty much free to order what we need. However, prescriptions are means tested. That is to say if you have an income above a certain figure, assuming you are at work that is, then you have to pay a fixed sum for your prescription. Generally, though, people with spinal injuries on average or low incomes, and particularly those not working, receive their prescriptions free of charge.
Post by BrokenFireMedic on Sept 15, 2017 6:59:18 GMT -8
thank you for reply it just seemed to me when it came to disabilities and specifically incontinence or medical supplies UK had a great system also they make and or provide higher quality products. The diapers I get through the VA the first script I had was made in UK the ones I get Now are made in France and I simply tell the doc need max per day and then do basically as you do go online reorder each month and delivered to my home. The other part I was trying to figure out and wonder if they listen to feedback or demand is there like I mentioned I get stuff made over there is why things sound or seem better and alot of things or products start in UK then come here sometimes. But was just reading about handicap bathrooms and they have facilities in the UK that some have ceiling lifts some have adult sized changing tables. But overall seems in some ways disability services are higher there but I don't live there nor been there so thought I would ask.