It is believed that the key to lead a happy life is to possess a good health, so
healthcare services should be of vital importance when provided by either
private companies or governments. From a
personal point of view, despite some positive impacts of private healthcare, the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages.
On the one hand, running profit-making medical service could bring some minor benefits. The initial point is that doctors and nurses in private ones cater for patients more carefully and meticulously. This associated with better facilities such as cutting-edge medical equipment can eventually increase the likelihood of curing several severe diseases and help patient to recover more quickly. Also, with the exponential growth in the population, demand for medical services usually outstrips supply. These private clinics would, therefore, share responsibilities with state-owned healthcare institutions in taking care of the public’s health, which eventually solve the issue of insufficient facilities and professional capability in state/public hospital.
On the other hand, the advantages seem to be overshadowed by other serious disadvantages. In fact, the private healthcare centres are often accused of overcharging, so patients living in poverty are incapable of paying for this exorbitant fee. If medical care is all run by non-public companies, many people cannot gain access to healthcare and have to live with severe or chronic diseases, which is against the basic right of human. In addition, there can be some immoral private hospitals or clinics that are driven by the incentives to gain money rather than save people’s life. The employment of unskilled doctors or careless nurses reduces their spending on salaries, and yet it may put patients’ health in danger.
In conclusion, albeit positive to some extent, the domination of private hospitals has more negative consequences.
Nguồn: DOL English