True! I broke my back a few years ago at a race, went to the hospital, xrays done , told me I had a cracked vert and were going to do a small operation once the swelling went down so they fitted me with a brace and I waited in the hospital till they could "fit me in". I walked the halls, went outside, showered, everything they told me to do. When they finally got me in the operating room the Dr opened me up and after over a 9 hr operation, finding three burst vert and so much internal bleeding, he told me that I should never have been walking at the hospital, I should have gone straight into emergency and I was less than 1mm from being paralyzed...all because they cheaped out and didn't do a full CAT scan on me when I first came in!!
Ontario hospital cut backs!!
While riding in SC my buddy broke his arm and wrist really bad and his stay in a US hospital was like a stay at the Hilton!!! Private room, great Drs, gourmet food and NO GREEN JELLO!