Friday, August 1, 2008

Don't Have a Heart Attack in Miaoli

My father had a couple of heart attacks in the past 6 years, resulting first in a stint and then a heart transplant two years ago. He had the privilege of being able to receive medical care at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. which ranks right at the top for hospital care in general every year, with an especially renowned cardiology department.

Good for him he doesn't live in Miaoli County here in Taiwan. Yesterday's China Post carried the byline: Miaoli County emergency medical services ranked worst in Taiwan. According to the article NONE of the 287 heart attack victims in the county arrived alive to the hospital last year! I wonder if that stat is correct, or if the reporter just did a poor job translating the facts.

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