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Spitex visit at home or go to doctor?

I have a wound due to an operation that needs to be cleaned and a bandage applied daily for the next month or so.
The hospital arranged for a spitex visit at home. I looked at their charges - it is about Sfr.70 per hour which is covered by insurance. So I need to pay 10% of this everyday. On top of it there is a charge of Sfr 8.- per day of visit from the spitex that is not covered. It is not much, but over a period of a month, it all adds up.
So my question is - what do you guys think will be a cheaper option. Get someone from the spitex to visit at home or should I go to the doctor everyday? It doesnt take more than 30 minutes for the bandage to be changed - actually at the doctor they do it in 10 minutes, but the person that came home today said it would take about 30 minutes every day. And I am not an oldie who cant walk or take public transport to visit the doc.

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Old 11.08.2011, 11:15
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Re: Spitex visit at home or go to doctor?

One reason I would have the dressing changed at home is that after an operation ones immunity is often weakened. If you can afford the luxury of less exposure to germs and bugs from others, I would choose it. There may also be days you really don't feel like venturing out and possibly a long wait.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Spitex visit at home or go to doctor?

You have to check with your insurance and how much you would have to foot from your pocket on your visits to your doctor. Might be the same cash at the end.
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Re: Spitex visit at home or go to doctor?

I'm not sure where your wound is, but it's a shame that they can't just show you (or your other half) how to properly clean and change it yourself...
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Re: Spitex visit at home or go to doctor?

A trained nurse would spot any signs of inflammation or abnormalities much quicker than a layman.
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Re: Spitex visit at home or go to doctor?

A doctor costs A LOT more than 70.-/hour,and you'd still have to pay 10% of the bill!
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