(25-02-2010 07:53 PM)CoconutKid Wrote:
(25-02-2010 06:45 PM)Presidente Gerardo Wrote: Is it a certainty that service quality only affects which facility the citizen will choose, and has no effect on the quality of the care itself? In other words, if both clinic and hospital visits max out the health meter, does the person who visited the clinic see their health meter shrink more rapidly than those who visit a hospital? With the other variables involved, it may be hard to quantify. ...
Caveat: if T3 mirrors T1 logic.
Consider that the code may have been written to be economical and not require a Department of Defense or Social Security "main frame" computer to run all the variables as for a war game exercise or computing the checks for all the pensioners.
I opine that the health care meter runs out at the same rate without different settings per last recharge.
I opine that the recharge rate for all meters is the game variable rather than the discharge rate.
I could be wrong, but i thought the game says that preventative medicine causes the people who visit to require fewer visits. (20% comes ot mind, not sure though)
So while your logic makes sense, and i want to agree, all bars should reduce at the same rate, that leads me to think that something must be different to make them not come back to quickly?
Oh and the only different quality wise between hospital and clinic is service rating. It will cause them to be happier with your island.
most info has been provided already, but thought id drop 2 cents.
What those guys above me said is true. You don't even break even with the elderly... to be evil/blunt. They are a drain of resources. As long as you area seeing 'some' retired people, and you arent getting messages saying people are dying due to poor healthcare, you should be fine. I always just keep it on preventative health care. Because i dont want lots of babies (unless you are running immigrants out) and I dont want people living too far into retirement. Perfect in my opinion is they die right after becoming retired. Give em a year haha.
I may not want them to live too long, but in fairness if you have quality health care for their whole life... they shouldn't need gerontology, there health should be good.
I usually like to have superb health rating, so i run both hospitals (lots) but keep clinics in outlying areas and in my cities just as extras. If the hospitals are full, at least people have an option, and with good trained doctors, even the clinics have a decent rating.