Friday, December 31, 2010

Survey fun

Okay, gang, I'm doing an online survey this morning and encountered this question:

"Of your epilepsy patients who are taking multiple anti-seizure medications, how many of them are on only 1 medication?"

30 comments:

Barbara said...

Well, OK, I'm not a doctor, so no prescribing meds for me, but I'll take a wild guess and say NONE! Have a Happy New Year!

Honor said...

What troubles me most? This question was mostly likely written by a college graduate . . .

Packer said...

Yup most assuredly college graduate, and from the tone, I'd say Ivy League--Yale I'd bet.

Anonymous said...

i smell a trap.

Absentbabinski said...

Well that dragged my brain to a screeching halt. I thought "I must have misread that." But no, even after a couple of re-reads I don't think I can give you a reasonable answer.

Perhaps "Everynone of them"?

mcgee said...

The answer is clearly "e"

Gloria P said...

You gotta stop doing these surveys. They mess with your mind.

Anonymous said...

all of the above.

A Doc 2 Be said...

Ask OMDG, she's the one with the specialized, statistical, scientific, socialized researcher... and if she can't figure it out, she can go to her mentor!

(haha @ OMDG <3)

Anonymous said...

Well, if you change the question to ' How many of your patients that are PRESCRIBED' multiple epilepsy drugs are only actually taking one of them' than the answer is porbably quite high.

JustADoc

Watercolor said...

The answer is "Sweet Bay Blue"

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Nice. At least it's a simple answer with no research required.

Ben S said...

Do they do those on purpose to catch doctors that might be putting in false data?

Anonymous said...

It's a Zen question meant to trigger off a Zen awakening, or to test if the reader has attained the awakening.

The Mother said...

Fun with math. It is possible to prove that 1=0, that 1=2, and that 0.99 is always equal to one. But since all logically consistent mathematical systems are incapable of proving that they are logically consistent, the answer is obviously: infinity.

I hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Monty, I'll take what's behind curtain number 3

Anonymous said...

As a resident this is an easy question to answer! And I am happy to volunteer to answer easy questions because I don't get enough of them. It's something like "all of the noncompliant ones" or "all of the ones who won't take anything that isn't Xanax because 'they don't help'" or "all of the ones who went drinking Saturday night and now have a valproic acid level of zero AGAIN" cause that has been, well, all of those have been, the case here at the local hospital.

Laura D said...

Questions like that are designed to cause seizures

Anonymous said...

oooh! oooh! I know this one!

Kat's Kats said...

African or European?

volly - how to reply to survey questions

Pam said...

I actually snorted out loud!

ERP said...

Is that one of the questions for getting into MENSA?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Abouttobethrottled.

Anonymous said...

The answer is 42 because that's the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

Glenda said...

no posts for 4 days days, hope everything is ok with you and yours.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Glenda, not sure where you're looking. I've been posting at least daily. I promise.

drgrumpyinthehouse.blogspot.com

Gloria P said...

Like Glenda, I have not seen a new post to your blog since 12/31. Have you changed format or sumthin'?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Nope, not at all. Clear your browser cache, maybe?

Anonymous said...

I am also not seeing anything in 2011 and I've only had this computer for 3 days, so it is not my cache.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

That's really weird. I swear I'm posting, and getting comments from others. I have no idea why it's doing that.

 
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