We’ve heard of misplaced modifiers, dangling participles and other mad grammar mistakes. But what happens when these are recorded in medical files? Hilarity becomes permanent.
“The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.”
“The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.”
“Patient was released to outpatient department without dressing.”
And the best one, “The patient left the hospital feeling much better except for her original complaints.”
Ever wonder the best way to bring a “sample” in to the doctor’s office? Check out Carrie Rubin’s Medical Student Chortles post and you’ll discover the best container, hint it burps, the best underwear not to wear, and another reason not to pick your nose! Ready, set, roll on the floor laughing…