Originally Posted by lrkoehle
A 30 day UW subscription is $130. Surely an attending at a public hospital in Pakistan makes more than $520-780/yr, right?
Ah, I was comparing to what I paid for my 3-month UW+UWSA subscription, which was somewhere in the $300 range. Public doctors in Pakistan make 18,000 rupees a month, which is about $200, so it'd be 1-2 months' salary. Interns make 12,000, which would be about $130.
But I just used Pakistan as an example because I have a lot of family there. Imagine if you were in Nigera...
Originally Posted by JackShephard MD
I don't know. I think stuff always works out if you stick to your guns.
I don't like the "I'm poor" or "I don't have people who can help me" arguments, because you're admitting it's not the right thing to do but you're willing to bend the rules because you're in a tough spot. If you cheat in small areas, you'll cheat in larger areas.
I agree with you, but I'm just saying that different people have different perspectives.
It's easy for me to say that I won't bend the rules regardless of the situation, since I happen to have Uncle Sam lending me as much money as I'd ever need. But in Lagos, several hundred doctors feel that it's OK to let their patients die (which actually happened) because of their tiff with the government. I'm not here to judge. For some people, the compromise in integrity is worth the money.