Posted on Nov 24, 2019
SPC(P) Medical Laboratory Specialist
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This article is old but I believe there's still some truth to it:
https://www.stripes.com/report-military-health-care-inferior-to-civilian-hospital-systems-1.291295

What is your opinion? Do you know anyone or have you yourself experienced lack of care or avoidable errors in a military or civilian hospital? Are VA Hospitals even worse?
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1SG Healthcare Specialist (Combat Medic)
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The article is 5 years old. The military healthcare system is not the civilian healthcare system. While they have some similarities, they have differences that do not afford an ability to make an appropriate comparison.
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CPO Nate S.
CPO Nate S.
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True!
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SN Donald Hoffman
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I have been working with The MInneapolis VA Hospital. I have been incredibly satisfied with the Orthopedic and Mental health departments. I have not had the same experience with civilian hospital systems.
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LCpl Laurence Puco
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In my opinion it is because in order for the VA healthcare system there has to be a way to find and "retain" healthcare professionals is a better incentive system, don't forget those folks have bills just like the rest of us, and any form of professional school is a very costly item. There has to be a way of form of retention to keep "quality" healthcare professionals.
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