The waiting period was only so long because I went to the hospital and there was a line. Usually at the local aid station etc. I'd say it's much shorter. We have private docs as well, you know. If you want to pay extra for better pain killers when you go to the, say, dentist or something. Our public health care is still very good and the difference isn't IMO that big. And yes, I know, I shouldn't have gone for bronchitis alone. Then again I didn't know that it was bronchitis or that it was about to end, had it been pneumonia or something I might have taken the antibiotics. Got the thing when I went jogging for a long route with there still being snow on the ground.