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    Default High risk patient - better off public or private?

    Hi, I will be high risk due to a medical issue and looking into the type if care I should seek. Do you think it is better being high risk as a public or private patient? i am inner south Brisbane. Thanks

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    Not sure how it always works, but sometimes if youre private, and there is an emergency, they have to get in the on call specialists and that can take time. If you are public, the specialists are usually in the hospital. So sometimes going public is the better option. This may not be the case for everything though.

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    I really don't think it matters I'm classed as high risk and went to the mater Brisbane and they looked after me so well, had scans every 3 weeks, lots of extra appt! And saw only ob's no midwifes!

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    Oh I think it depends if you are the high risk or the baby?
    I went private at the mater but was high risk due to my baby's heart condition...the baby went public and this was the best option as the doctors are more readily available for the bubs. I saw OB privately etc and stayed in the private ward, where the 'public' specialists attended to my daughter in my room after her NICU stay.

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    Public. They'll book you into see obstetricians, medical doctors and whoever else you need to see

    youll be transferred to a public hospital if needed anyway, so no point being out of pocket for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    If you are in private and something goes really wrong you will most likely be transferred to public anyway.
    Yep. This is what happened to me with my third bub.

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    I was booked in private with my first bub and had to deliver at a public hospital and I was really well taken care of.

    Next time I will be considered high risk and I have investigated my options. I can see the high risk specialist at the women's public hospital as a private patient, which is probably what I'll do.

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    I'm a high risk patient and I'm public. I get all the same services and specialists for free.....

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    Sorry forgot to add that only one hospital would expect me and its a public one so there was no point in even having private unless I want to pay $200 0 for less than a week stay at a hospital...

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    You'll want to go to the mater either way as they have good facilities if something is wrong with bubs and you will be a patient in the same hospital. If you're likely to need lots of extra scans or tests then public will be cheaper. I think in the new mater mother's hospital even public you only share with one other on the post natal ward and the birthing facilities are the same for public or private. I don't think Dad's can stay over in public though. Normally I'm all for public/midwifery care as statistically your chances of c-section, episiotomy, epidural, induction or instrument delivery are lower but if you have to see an Ob and/or have to have c-section then the choice is harder.

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