If I'd posted this on Saturday, you would've thought it's a joke. Unfortunately for people relying on the Canadian health system, it's all too real. The reason your dad can't get his hip replacement for six months is because the doctors are all off publishing papers about Humpty freakin' Dumpty.
Head injuries in nursery rhymes: evidence of a dangerous subtext in children's literature, Canadian Medical Assoc. Journal, Dec. 9, 2003 [cmaj.ca via metafilter]