posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 11:31 PM
I worked breifly as a file clerk at a drop-in medicentre in my city. Basically, it operated for things like colds, minor breaks, minor x-rays and
what-not to keep ER's from overcrowding. Every day, sure it may have been full in there, and with 2 or 3 doctors at most at a time, no one really
ever waits more than an hour.
Didn't a lady spend 24 hours in an ER in the states before collapsing and dying? I've never spent more than 5, AT THE MOST hours in an ER here.
While I've never needed to see a specialist, it's obviously going to take a while. We simply don't have enough doctors or nurses.
I'm not saying our system will work for those in the US, but elements of it just might. We do have private clinics here, for those who want to and
can afford them. For everyone else, there is a system in place. Those "everyone else" in the states are getting left behind, because the entire
system works for money, not for care.