A US owned healthcare provider has a cost-saving measure for getting your nan’s lumbago diagnosed, involving a plague doctor, with a certificate in trepanning. By using traditional practitioners, they can do away with expensive luxuries like anaesthetic or informed consent.
A representative of Operose Health said: ‘Yes, we could use fully qualified GPs but its much cheaper to leave it to Mad Meg the Exorcist.
‘We will be focusing much more on potions, spells and rubbing a horned toad on your athlete’s foot. We’ve an excellent Mesopotamian Priest who can cure your erectile dysfunction with a goat sacrifice and an arsenic enema’.
Coincidently, patients have complained that waiting lists date all the way back to the Medieval period