Don't believe everything you read

Dictations tend to be rife with errors in the midst of the technical and precise language used to create a historical record of a patient's health care and to bill insurance companies for services rendered. I actually laughed out loud when I read this one today

Past Medical history:
"blah blah blah....and the patient is deceased. blah blah blah."

Um, no he's not. He's sitting here in the ED on a stretcher very much alive. I just talked to him like 2 minutes ago.

PS-and to drum up hits: Swine flu, Tamiflu, H1N1...that ought to get the hit counter spinning. More to come.

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