Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
The FIRST patient is examined within the hour and has an x-ray in the office right away. The X-ray is reviewed, and a time is immediately booked for surgery the following week.
The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 2 weeks for an appointment. Gets an X-ray at a lab the following week.
There is a two-week waiting period to have the X-ray reviewed and a report sent to the doctor.
Then there is a 8 week wait to see a specialist.
Finally, the patient has their surgery scheduled for 16 months from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
…… the FIRST the pet dog.
…… the SECOND is a Senior Citizen.
One thought on “Friday Frivolity – Differences In Health Care Questioned”
It is funny and yet so sad. World!