What if I get sick in Australia? You must watch these medical procedures
The procedures for seeing a doctor in Australia are very different from the process of seeing a doctor in China.
1.Go to the clinic when you are sick (clinic,center) Find a doctor/GP(It doesn't matter, it doesn't matter) Let me show you first. Generally speakingbulk bill/billings(International students don’t need to look at this.medicareOflocalWe have to look at it, because only those with similar writing are government-paid general practitioners.
General practitioners have certain knowledge of all aspects. Within the scope of their ability, they can generally solve it. The fever and cold here rarely need blood tests to see inflammation. I told you to buy mostnurofen/panadol. If you think you have inflammation, you can tell the doctor that I want to have a blood test to check for inflammation and the like, and then can you give me some anti-inflammatory drugs.
There is another kind. After you go there, explain the condition, he will ask you to check the items he thinks you should check, and recommend a laboratory nearest to you (no payment,medicareDon't pay,medibankReimbursement) Your appointment time. Your test result will be returned to that doctor, and the doctor will call you, let you go, and explain it to you. (If you don’t need to go to the hospital for your illness, the test results3Go to the doctor around the day. If it is serious. About half a day) They need your results to diagnose you. He will prescribe medicine for the illness he knows, tell you how to take the medicine, the amount of medicine, and the time for follow-up. In this way, your illness is over. If the doctor does not tell you the time for the follow-up visit, it means that you are really fine, and you can go to him anytime.
2.When your test results come back, He took a look and felt that you need to go to the hospital for an examination and he could not diagnose and prescribe drugs, or your examination results were quite seriousurgentIf you do, he will keep calling you and ask you to come over immediately.
UrgentCharacter patient When you get to him, he doesn’t say anything, he gives you your checklist, and then writes out your medical condition and prints it out to you, then calls the ambulance to take you away. This is an Australian rule and is mandatory. If they fail to do so, they may cause trouble for themselves.
Don't HaveurgentPatient. After your doctor sees the results, he thinks you should go for further tests. Just write you a letter of recommendationhosipital, Tell you how long it is best to go. The letter will write about your condition and what he thinks you should do. And do you needspecialist, Do you need to stay in the emergency department when you see a doctor? But few people in the hospital did what they wrote. Just write that it needs to be treated in the emergency department. The doctor will listengpof. Other aspects cannot be guaranteed.
People who don’t need treatment in the emergency department. You can see the so-calledspecialist, But generally require an appointment. When you arrive at the hospital, you should send the letter to the window, and the window person will tell you to wait. Then, after your turn, the doctor on duty reads your letter and makes a record or asks about your condition. Ask how you feel uncomfortable. But you will never be prescribed medicine. Then he will tell you a phone call to make an appointment. You can see a specialist. After the hospital shows you, sometimes your results will go straight toGPThere. Then yourGPNotify you of the past, tell you what medicine the hospital will allow you to take, and how long it will take to wait.
Some will prescribe you the medicine directly in the hospital, but you need to go back and tell yougpWhat kind of medicine do you take, show him the medicine list, so that after he makes a record, he will write you a profile about him. The medicine bottle you eat has your doctor's information on it, and the doctors and experts in the hospital don't care about it. So don’t forget to go back togpThere, let him rewrite the medicine list. PresentformalThe medicine list is kind of printed, blue, and moreA4The paper is big and has patterns. It contains the doctor's information, your information address, and how to eat. Handwriting on paper is rare. At most, doctors in the hospital write on paper, and there is no information or number on it. So there is no way to prescribe medicine.
3.Detailed process after arriving at the hospital
In Australian public hospitals, there is generally only one department that allows patients to enter directly, that is, the waiting hall. No matter what you do, go to the window there to handle it. The person at the window will register for you, ask you to fill in the form, listen to your condition, and treat it directly if it is serious. If they think it is normal or not serious, then wait. Wait till the end, you won't seeemergencyInside, there are a few nurses, young doctors, young senior nursing staff and the like asking about your situation. If you have a fever, you can go home after giving you two ordinary cold medicines. So, wait for hours and take a pill!It's boring.
Need injections (for example, there aregpYou need to come to the hospital to get a letter of recommendation), or that step, the nurse first asks about your situation, if nothing, the nurse will read yougpAfter the letter, let you go inside. After a few nurses came out, they took the medicine or drips (too many drips) you need, and put them on your arm. Some hospitals have special places for the patients to sit. Waiting place. Some will send you out to sit down in the hall and wait for the drip to end. However, they usually wait outside, and few hospitals have special places. Those who can enter, the disease can't be solved by bit by bit!
The other is that after your turn, the nurse will listen to your condition, measure your heartbeat, and read your doctor's letter. Without telling you what's going on, let you sit in a wheelchair and push you in. This is the place for emergency treatment in a real Western hospital and the real internal structure of the hospital. After entering, you go to bed, and after taking a look at your situation, use the bed to push you to lie down, insert the cord, and wait for treatment. After the doctor came, he asked about the situation, and if there is no danger for the time being, he will give you a blood test. The monitor is on your body, and an emergency button is in your hand. Or take you to various departments and push your bed to find the film. Generally, the waiting time can be long. Don't expect to get out all at once. Probably at7About hours. The results show that there is no danger, and it is hospitalized. If you need to observe, you will be pushed to the ward. You can go home, tell you what to do next, give you a lot of forms, treatment methods, etc., after the medicine. You can go home~~
In the emergency room, the doctors and nurses are very busy~~There are not many places inside, so there is a lot of flow. After going in probably15To20The left and right positions are empty, and the beds are pushed forward. The equipment is the most advanced, quite complete and has everything. Everyone is being monitored (of course, this is the scene of a larger public hospital in Australia, not necessarily small). Anyway, when you lie in, the doctor moves slowly, but at least they are relieved. After placing the patient in that place, the patient is fully protected. Some people lie in that place for many days because they are not out of danger. Most of them are elderly people, and there are very few young people. The young people don't look very weird, and all the remaining patients basically seem to have some changes in appearance and incurable diseases.
The ward is also very good. Single room andshareAll have. butshareIt's more. Three meals a day are free, the nurse will give you injections and medicines on time, record your condition, and the doctor will come to inspect and ask about the situation. Those who are hospitalized are those who recover from illness and are not in danger but need to be hospitalized. Although the steps inside are similar, it is not a small hospital like China. You can be hospitalized if you ask for it, as long as the ward has a place. Because the expenses here are reimbursed and free on a certain basis, it is not so easy to be hospitalized. In general, the level of monitoring of medical equipment and nurses is relatively better than that of China. So if you already havemedicare, Seeing a doctor here is actually good. If you are very sick, basically you don’t need to wait at all.
4.seespecialist And follow up in the hospital
For hospitalized patients, nurses will take you for general examinations and make appointments for you, so you don’t have to worry. Conversely, when you were hospitalized, you did not go for a check-up, but the doctor asked you to go for a check-up when you were discharged. And from the emergency departmentAfter you come out, the doctor feels that you need to go to the specialist clinic for the rescued disease, as well as other patients with various diseases. No matter which of the above, the doctor who treats you in the hospital will tell you the relevant steps, so just listen to them. . You know how to do it, no matter what, after you go back, you still have to tell you in the shortest timegpAbout your relevant measures in the future. The doctor in the hospital will give you the medicine order. If you don't give the medicine listgp, It is very possible that the doctor in the hospital prescribes the amount of medicine for one year, but you can’t take so much at one time. You just take the medicine and take the medicine directly.1Months. The rest11Months? Patients who take medicine for a long time must pay attention. as long asgpWith records, it's time, you go findgp, Will give you an order for medicine.
Some need to see an expert clinic. The doctor in the hospital will tell you to call, and just call to make an appointment. Basically, your attending doctor has sent your condition to a specialist, and they will know who you are after you call.
If the doctor thinks that you have a cyst, a hyperplasia, what the doctor’s hand feels, or is not sure whether it is a tumor, they will ask these patients to do something firstct,xray,ectSuch a more common inspection. They will fill out the form, tell you the phone number, and then you will make an appointment.
The doctor in the hospital will not listen to what scan you want to do, you say I want to doct, If they feel that you are not necessary, they will not give you the bill and the phone number for their hospital outpatient appointment. So at this time yourgpIt works, you can follow what you want to dogpSay,gpWill give you an appointment with a special prosecution center for inspection. This is different from Chinese hospitals.Chinese hospitals are easier to talk about, and the doctors here are more stubborn.Don't think they should be in charge.Seldom use hospital resources and force you to follow your owngpSay letgpHeadache is gone.ThisIt's up to yougpThe ability is not great.
The doctor feels like a tumor or has seen youctLater, want to further identify malignant/benign tumors, orctIf you can’t tell if it’s right, the doctor will prescribe an MRI in our hospital (MR1 nuclear referral), Immediately personally pass your information to that department, and you will be given two phone numbers, one is the phone number of that department, and the other isreviewPhone. You call the MRI department first, tell him your name, birthday, and address. They will arrange for you to do it right away, and probably wait at most.2day. Then after setting a good time, you call the second call the doctor gave you and say IxxxxI have an appointment for an MRI, I want to make an appointmentreviewNuclear magnetic resonance. Generally, patients are also scheduled for the second day of MRI. The doctors in Australia are very responsible. Take your MRI pictures and have a meeting with experts. You need to have a consultation one day to determine your condition. Then the next day there will be an expert, a doctor who seems to be very experienced, to come and tell you about this situation. What is it, there are also precautions: the things you can’t eat, and the rest will be given to you directlysick leaveThe leave note, half a year as onePeriod. Also tell you about your treatment, whether it is radiotherapy, medication, surgery or other, including its dangers, there is cure/no cure, worth/not worth treating,Will be very pertinent and direct. So it's best to bring a loved one to help you listen. In case it is not good, you are sick, and other experts may not tell you, but will call your contacts.
Follow-up visits that require hospitalization will be led by a nurse, so don’t worry.No need to be hospitalized for follow-up visits, the first time youreviewAt that time, the expert will arrange all the time, and in serious cases, the follow-up visit will be in this hospital. You can ask if it is not seriousgp. In some cases, during the second follow-up visit, the specialist will look at your situation and arrange the time for you.
5.No matter what, every time you go to the hospital, what the doctor says after you come back, what you did, remember to tell yourselfgp. This complete medical treatment is over.
As long as you havegp, With your treatment, the speed of medical treatment in Australia will not slow down.If immigrate, havemedicare, In fact, it's really cost-effective. And the medical equipment is good, the hospital environment is also first-class, all are central air-conditioning, and the hygiene is very good. Include food and drink~~Ha ha.