Friday Frivolity – Differences In Health Care Questioned

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.

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