Medical care cost

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corsair1973
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Medical care cost

Postby corsair1973 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:41 pm

Are there any price lists for surgery or medical care based on the Healing section (p78) of the CRB?
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Saladman » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:19 pm

You could use the cost from medical bills in character creation, which is 5000 cr per point healed. It's not clear to me whether that's the intended use or not, but it's something.
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Erias » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:10 am

In character creation, the 5,000Cr per point medical bill is for permanent characteristic point losses. For regular healing it's probably too steep. The situation arose tonite when the Travellers had to go to the hospital: I charged 500 Cr for slow drugs +10% of the monthly pay of a medic aboard a ship (listed on p145 "Running cost summary" at the Medic item) so 300 extra credits. Not sure how other Referees cope with that though
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Linwood » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:25 am

Sounds reasonable. I’d up the charges if surgery is required.
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby tempest13 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:51 pm

The costs are in Mongoose Traveller 2 Corebook on page 108 (109 of the pdf).
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Erias » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:23 pm

Thanks, I overlooked that.
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Condottiere » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:36 pm

Equipment, depreciation; consumables; overhead, whether real estate, bureaucracy, insurance, debt servicing; government and miscellaneous subsidies; direct cost of labour, operating room, hospital bed occupation.

In theory (and practice), have one cleric in the party, and outfit one cabin as an operating theatre. Consumables is a grey area.
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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Linwood » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:21 pm

Consumables may be in part a continuing cost. Passengers and ship crew keep taking the headache pain meds and the minor wound (cuts, burns and bruises) aid.
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Re: Medical care cost

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Re: Medical care cost

Postby Garran » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:14 pm

Aboard a ship I'd figure that occasional/everyday/minor stuff like headache pills is folded into 'life support' costs. You'd only be looking at medical bills if something extraordinary is needed, and in most cases the maintenance of the ship could reasonably be construed to cover things like resupplying basics for the autodoc (since it's part of the maintenance bill).

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