by strmrdr » Jun 4, 2006 Two patients 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 the 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.