Lots of people, in need of varying degrees of medical attention, enter hospitals. Many are treated and released, some are treated and need return visits, and a small percentage die.
What we do know is that Josh Goldberg entered Bumrungrad a very sick man. He died there.
This is what is known.
You bring up "public relations". I'm sure Bumrungrad's PR department wouldn't amount to a spit in the ocean compared to the medical lobbies in the States. Should we presume that the Goldberg site is funded by "Big Medicine"?
[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jan-2010, at 03:07 by Curt1591 ]
In an attempt to get this topic back on track, I've removed several entries which really amount to not much more than personal attacks.
wildfk, the hospital has a legitimate right to respond to a thread in which some random person on the internet posts accusations about their services. In fact, I think it is a very good way of handling such accusations, which border on slander. It is only normal for someone to be employed to do this kind of work - the potential loss of income is real for them. It is only fair that they should be able to respond with their point of view, particularly considering he fully disclosed his motivation.
Curt, thank you for your answers with your personal experience. I believe this is very helpful to the original poster.
If there is legitimate, credible new information to add to this thread, feel free to do so. Otherwise, please contact me directly if you have issues with how this thread has developed.
Wow! Thanks for the feedback. I didn't realize there was such deeply held opinions on the subject which, after all, is pretty new. I have chronic conditions, which is why I don't have health insurance, and am looking for anyway possible to save money. But I also don't want to risk my life. Nasal polypectomy is a day procedure in the States, fairly straightforward, not requiring overnight pospitalization, but still in an extremely sensitive area. If I were to have it in the States, I would ask about the doctor's experience, and the faciltities. I have had it twice, once in hospital, and once in a day surgery facility, once under general anesthetic and once not. So I am pretty experienced.
I had already looked at the website for Bumrangrad, and the testimonials. I realized immediately when Scott posted that he was quoting the website. After looking for all the reviews, including the site about the death of the poor young man, I came here for any further objective opinions so I could make as informed a decision as possible. I would still appreciate any other experiences or opinions about the hospital or the subject. Thanks so much. Kristen