Monday, September 18, 2006

WWFS? (What Would Freud Say)?

I assume that my colleague’s progress note was supposed to read: “…the next logical choice in the pharmacologic armamentarium…” But what the transcriptionist typed was: “the next logical choice in the pharmacologic omeletarium…” Which is pretty funny.

It reminds me of a discharge summary I dictated in residency, in which I noted that the patient (who had severe pulmonary disease) was sent home with a home oxygen system— typically referred to as “home oh-two”. The transcription returned that I had discharged the patient “with homo, too.” Now truly, that would be an unusual medical service.

2 Comments:

Anonymous seamonkey said...

I can just picture a clutch of staid docs intently hurling eggs at patients! who politely stand there and consent to be egged, for their own good.

9/18/06, 9:07 PM  
Blogger Katinka said...

(and garnished with bacon)

9/19/06, 1:45 AM  

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