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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Makes You Wonder

Via email:

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, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

The second sees his family doctor after waiting a week for an appointment, then waits eighteen weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another month and finally has his surgery scheduled for a year from then.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

The first is a Golden Retriever. The second is a Senior Citizen.
The same could be said for our medical system vs socialized medicine.

Prove me wrong! Come on. I dare you!


Susan as herself said...

I've always sorta wished to be a pampered pet. This just cements it. I remember when my grandmother was dying slowly from a terrible disease in the hospital, she told my mother, "If I was a dog you'd put me to sleep, or take me out back and shoot me. But because I am human I have to lie here and suffer." Not that I wished her dead, but she had a point.

curmudgeon said...

I think Kevorkian wasn't so far off base.
Trouble is, all the do-gooders want to take care of us so bad.

Jean said...

...and the do-gooders do it soooo badly!