Reasons To Avoid Getting Medical Treatment in Japan
10. The steroids your doctor has prescribed for your asthma are actually illegal everywhere else in the world due to their direct association with death.
9. The orthopaedic surgeon you are seeing for your broken hand can't figure out how to piece together the model of the anatomy of the hand he has on his desk.
8. The ambulance driver asks you where the hospital is.
7. Leaving gauze and instruments in patients who have had surgery is as common as the common cold.
6. The doctor insists the pain in your stomach is appendicitis, even as you show him the scar from your appendectomy 10 years earlier.
5. Nothing can stop a good medical team from getting completely annihilated together at hostess bars, least of all major surgeries due to be performed the next day.
4. Doctors on overnight ER duty aren't legally able to prescribe medication, which basically renders the concept of ER useless.
3. Life threatening situations count for absolutely nothing in a hospital if the mountain of paper work for your admittance hasn't been filled in correctly.
2. Guaranteed that there is always someone - whether it is a fellow patient or medical worker - who siezes upon your weakened state to practice their English on you.
1. Anybody off the street is able to put on white coat and start practising medicine...afterall I did it didn't I?