Sunday, November 06, 2005

Health Care Quiz

In the paragraph below, a doctor is speaking at the inquest of a woman who died of an untreated perforated bowel.

Question: Is the doctor a first world doctor working in a third world country, or a third world doctor working in a first world country?
In my country, if you thought a patient may be suffering from a perforated bowel, you would send them to surgery because I was taught that even if they do not have a perforated bowel, you have done nothing wrong, in fact you have done the right thing.
Answer: A third world doctor visiting a first world country. The doctor is fom Ghana; the patient died in the UK.

Story here.

Hat tip: Kevin, M.D.

Posted by Amy Ridenour at 12:03 AM

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