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 physician after waiting 3
weeks for an appointment, then waits weeks to see a
specialist then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed
for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled
for a month from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The first was a cocker spaniel..
The second was a senior citizen.