Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Decisions, decisions

Another challenging question in an online survey:


Thank you, TCH!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 meams like amd 10 means like; I rate it a Purple.

Stacey Gordon said...

Did you know that the word "Siri", means "secret" in Swahili?

Powers said...

Legitimate question:

Do physicians normally recommend a particular hospital when telling someone they need to go to the ER? Wouldn't it make more sense to just go to the closest ER?

Anonymous said...

They make the decision making so easy.

skidmark said...

Lemme think about that. Do I have admitting privileges there? Will the ER admit them regardless of what their assessment comes up with if I say to admit them? How long does their insurance cover them? Dos their insurance cover diagnostic workups? What sort of quid pro quo can I expect from Dr. X?

Now what was their complaint again?

(Not that I'd ever consider Dr. Grumpy doing any of those things, but I have bumped heads with a few who seemed to operate that way.)

stay safe.

Brent said...

This hospital? I wouldn't be caught dead in this hospital!!!

The Condign Gentleman said...

"Well, on one hand, the bathrooms aren't really the cleanest and the stalls all have glory holes, but on the other hand they're close to the entrance and easy to find, which can make a huge difference in the right circumstances. So I guess it depends how urgent the emergency is."

Denise Perry said...

Took me a minute to spot it. I was thinking it seemed like a reasonable question, but I saw ten was "not likely" out of the corner of my eye. "Oh, that's weird. Normally zero is the...

"...oh. Yeah. Yeah, that would be a challenging question."

Anonymous said...

My father would've called this a mugwump question, with the answer somewhere in the middle; mug on one side, wump on the other.

mary said...

well obviously I just filled out that survey wrong. Changing the parameters mid survey is just wrong.

Natalia AL said...

It depends. General emergency - any ER. If, say, it's a stroke, you'd go to the nearest ER that has a stroke service for best outcome. If you're a child with somewhat complex issues, a pediatric ER may be better. Severe traumas also tend to be airlifted to particular hospitals. Same for giving birth. So yes, hospitals can specialize in certain areas, and it makes most sense to go to those hospitals for those issues.

Nurse Lilly said...

I don't think most of your commentators looked closely at the scale.

bobbie said...

It took me a bit to find the problem... Nurse Lily is right!

Shash said...

Hello, hospital?

I have an emergency. My car is on fire. What should I do?

(snerk)

Anonymous said...

Not likely. Just different shades of grey in the gray areas of not likeliness. Sounds like an existential question to me. Are you sure it was meant for a neurologist to answer and not a neuroticist?

Anonymous said...

I wondered about the emPHAsis of 'EMERGENCY'? Maybe it's a trick question, like how likely are you refer a patient to a hospital, and the answer is supposed to be 'not likely' to drum up support for ACA coverage of chiropractors or those in homeopathic medicine and the next question is like, how like are you to refer a patient for 'MASSAGE THERAPY' or 'TRIP TO MUD BATHS'.

(More snerk)

 
Locations of visitors to this page