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Ethnicity/gender/medical history, etc. has medical implications and it's very useful information for epidemiological research, predicting outcomes, etc. It's not just nosiness.
alfie noakes says...
"and it's very useful information for epidemiological research, predicting outcomes, etc. It's not just nosiness."
It's also very useful to see which groups of people are not accessing treatment for some reason, so you can find out why and help them. Perhaps they don't know it's there? Perhaps they do but something about the way you offer it makes things difficult for them to access it?
Perhaps your straight white Aussie male can never make an appointment because you only ever offer them when the rugby world cup is on? :)
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I have been waiting for an MRI scan on my knee since Christmas, when doctor made referal... been told 5-6 months wait at this time!
Yeh, I thought it would be 4 or 5 months as per optometrists comment, but this is just the pre-op eye check, so maybe its a long wait for the op itself. I have no idea. Will likely find out when I go for eye check.
Well got my eye done this week, amazing to see again almost instantly, but very bright it hurt just with the light, so dark glasses on at present.
Must say NHS was very professional, seven of us a day going through the operating room like clockwork, with left or right cheek marked with an arrow pointing to know the correct eye. Sort of like marking building site boots R and L to get them into the right or left feet
Did not hurt as they numb the eye with medicine pellet under the lower eye lid that melts, or as in my case drips as they could not get the pellet in, so not injection unless nothing else works, and looking at it from the inside, ie, my eye, it looked total phycadelic and weird experience, as the overhead op light looked like it was shifting around as my eyeball was being operated on. What felt like ice cold cleaning fluid going in the eyeball occasionally and running down. Rest of head is covered except eyeball, so only hear whats going on in theater and not see. No clamping of head, so its down to the capable hands of your surgeon, and the fear routed in myself during the op, of not moving my head, keeping it still til its all over in roughly 10 minutes. well worth it though.
So I am on drops now 4 times a day for 28 days. straight into the eye. Should be total nitted in by then. Great to see a lot better now. So thats the good news, the bad news is my other eye has to be done as well, so they tell me as its on its way too with a cataract, seems it happens in pairs a lot. So back on the waiting list for the other eye, but should be in 4 months this time, as you skip the initial tests, I hope.
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