Originally Posted by duke23
i sense a tinge of sarcasm there.You dont have to cong"AR"tulate me if i can afford to study abroad.but at the same time i 'd really appreciate it you could remain within context here.Are u faulting me because i can afford to study in a developed country?
I just want to make some things clear.It seems that the local graduates love to harp on the fact that ct scan is easily available abroad.I agree that ct scans are easily available in most developed countries..But just in case you didnt kn ow 1 ct scan = 250 chest x -rays.An astute clinician will easily be able to decide when a CT scan is warranted for and when its not because no doctor will want to predispose a patient to such huge amounts of radiation and potentially put the patient at risk for other pathology( ie malignancies) down the road.Have you checked the CPG's in the United states for headaches ?if yeah show proof..dont tembak about the ct positive and ct negative headache.maybe you can tembak to the young recommers who have no experience in the medical field yet..but not everyone is that gulible or uninformed.All the CPGs in north america,australia,canada,UK other countries are evidence based not based on bullshit ( i deduce that was what you were trying to imply in your post).Dont generalize based on the American qualified internist at your hospital.If that's the case,there are hundreds of incompetent local medical graduates out there too.
i rest my case here.
i'm not here to look for a fight. As u said, i haven't read US protocol for ct scan. So does it mean that i can't comment on it? If yes then I would keep my mouth shut for everything regarding medicine as i don work there, i don study their protocol. Is that what u mean?
Back to topic, i've come across a medical journal article (which i couldn't recall which and when, my bad ok?) discussing about defensive medicine in developed country including US/UK increasing depending on advance technology to make a diagnosis, or at least, to make sure nothing they miss. The article did reveal that with the facility available (eg CT/MRI/PET scan) in developed country, more and more patients were referred for many investigations which maynot be Necessary/Indicated if same patient present in developing country. So does this answering your question?
Originally Posted by Lalala11
Hey tehjiao! I got d jpa scholarship 2 do med.
Looks lk i'll be studying overseas anyway. Thanx 4 ur advice
Really appreciate em.
Congratulation and wish u all the best. Don't forget to share with us your learning experience over there.