The Doctor is stolen from Voyager by an alien who sells him and his mobile emitter to a hospital on a densely-populated planet. He is activated in a cramped room filled with sick people and is made to treat them using only very basic equipment. When the administrators of the facility realise how skilled the Doctor is, they move him to another area of the hospital to treat more deserving patients. The Doctor is appalled to learn that the medical care that people are given is linked to their status in society and hatches a plan to make things a little less discriminatory.
Did You Know?
John Durbin (Alien Miner) also played Traidy in DS9 "A Simple Investigation." See more
When Chellick restricts The Doctor to Level Blue, the Allocator transfers The Doctor around Level Blue as if Level Blue had holo emitters, but in fact the Allocator uses transport technology to move the Doctor's holotransmitter (and thus The Doctor) from place to place. See more
[Chellick explains the treatment coefficient - TC for short - of the patients in the hospital
An agricultural engineer is obviously more important than a waste processor.
Important to whom?
Society. When your resources are limited, you have to prioritize.
So you base treatment on whether patients have particular abilities.
It's much more complicated than that. The Allocator assesses the entire individual.
And reduces his life to a number.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more