Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Is she a person? A tree? Both?

From another physician's note:

"During the seizure she was shaking all her limbs, as well as all four extremities".

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

My goodnes, what a technical medical description!
CP

Matt McCarley said...

redundant

Barb said...

Yeah. Redundant and he said the same thing twice.

my word verification is "barbi". Huh

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

Maybe it was her:

http://drgrumpyinthehouse.blogspot.com/2009/11/medical-malpractice.html

Two in front + two in back = 4.

StudentDoc said...

Perhaps she's an octopus?

Anon said...

As a MT this bothers me and makes us all look like idiots. I personally would never let a dictation go like that!

hannah said...

I see this all the time. The thing is that I'm reading first/second year med student notes...(I volunteer at a med student run clinic.) The latest was:

client's stress related to stressful stress living situation

Lo said...

A person?.......a tree?........how about an agitated barn animal?

Anonymous said...

Maybe there was an itinerant sneeze or missing punctuation? ...during the seizure, she was shaking in all limbs as well (Aaachhhooooo) ..as in all four extremities? Hmm. Aachhhooo!

Fries With That said...

Is this not a HIPAA violation? It's obviously Octo-mom.



Oh, 8 kids, not arms and legs. Carry on.

 
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