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Hospital Or Vets?!

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Junior Guinea Pig
May 1, 2014
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I was sent this by email today, it's so true!

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 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

.... The FIRST is a Golden Retriever.

.... The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.

Next time take me to a vet!
... get insured though as the bill will be different in both cases !
Take one of the piggies to the vet get baytril ... Go to the doctors won't even be considered for antibotics.
The first will be paid for by the owner so treatment will be there and then whereas the second will be on the NHS where demand is greater than availability unfortunately. Could always pay to get it done private and it'd be done there and then ;)

And a GP will only prescribe antibiotics if you actually have a bacterial infection. There is no point in them giving you an antibiotic for a viral infection as it will not help and will increase your body's immunity yo that antibiotic :)
:) There's no money, there won't be for a very long time so public funded care will suffer, perhaps go the way of the dinosaurs, veterinary care is private so you more or less get what you pay for, and and antibiotics are more or less on their way out now due to over prescription and misuse by people who really should have known better.

Both are fundamentally wrong but we're now in a position where no-one can do anything about them, the NHS is great, we just can't afford it - antibiotics have saved millions but we misused them and have to pay the price.
I waited a year and a half for an MRI on my knee when I was a teen. I always figure it could be worse- I wouldn't have the money to afford anything if I lived in the states. I agree with Falken- people abuse the use of antibiotics and prescriptions. I got the flu a couple of weeks ago for the first time in 8 years. I felt like garbage for half a week and then it was just getting over the cold it gave me. I have no intention of getting a flu shot. If your immune system is compromised I can understand it but, in my opinion, people should get the flu so that they will be more resistant the next time around. Quit stuffing your body with things you don't need. Have a headache? Suck it up for a few hours instead of popping those two tylenols (with the exception of migraines lol those suck). Nutters.
Actually I do see what you are saying but I am currently waiting for a hospital referral and have been really quite impressed with the speed I have been dealt with. Even though my referral is routine rather than urgent or "2 week wait" (which I think is the cancer referral target) I am still being seen in 4 weeks time.
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