Shit like this actually goes through your fucking brain?
In the USA, he would have NEVER gotten that surgery ever unless he had the cash to pay for it.
1) The surgery was cheap (fat chance when it is $20,000 for a broken arm but there are some that aren't too much but they are rare) or
2) He was rich with money to burn.
He would have never gotten that surgery and would stuck with it forever.
If it's not severely impacting your day-to-day life than waiting an extended period of time for a minor surgery isn't that big an inconvenience. As is you can wait up to a month or more for some minor surgeries stateside.
Edit: Found an interesting little article comparing wait times in the US against those in Canada, Germany, and the UK. http://getbetterhealth.com/wait-time...-up/2010.02.02
The US has the shortest wait time for elective surgery but that has to do with a larger population of surgeons and specialists than the other surveyed countries.
However, "The United States had the largest percentage of persons (61%) who said that getting care on nights, weekends, or holidays, without going to the emergency room, was “very” or “somewhat” difficult. In Canada, it was 54%, and in the U.K, 38%. Germany did the best, with only 22% saying that it was difficult to get after-hours care".
We also had the second highest percentage of patients who had long waits to see a non-specialist physician (23% compared to Canada's 36%).
Last edited by Talokami; 2012-10-11 at 12:19 AM.
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