Modern Health Care
Two patients limp into two differerent medical offices
with the same complaint. Both are having trouble
walking and appear to require hip replacements.
The first patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed
on site the same day and has a convenient time booked
for surgery, the following week.
The second patient sees his family doctor, after waiting
three days for an appointment, then has to wait an
additional eight days to see a specialist. He then receives
a doctor's order for an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for
another two days, and finally has his surgery scheduled,
inconvient for him, in another month.
Why the different treatment for these two patients?
The first is a Golden Retriever. The second is a Senior Citizen!