Costa Rica Healthcare – I’ve had my knee surgery years ago in a private hospital but I remain on the waiting list from way back when with the CAJA. The CCSS told me I had to wait around 7 years because of lack of equipment needed for the surgeries.
It is punishable by immediate dismissal of anyone promoting the practice of telling people to call back at a later date to see if there is availability or giving them papers with numbers to call. One patient found a sign that there simply were no dates available in the specialty she needed.
Is being told there’s a wait of 7 years better or worse?
Appointments that are being given out are ridiculous, some even in the year 2020.
Patients have the right to know their place in line but it means next to nothing when there are 68,000 policyholders waiting for surgery.