Sunday, March 21, 2010

A cautionary tale

...for residents everywhere: Don't say "consultated" when you're dictating. It's kind of, well, not really a word, you see; but more to the point, if you disregard my warning and say "Dr Attending was consultated," the following might end up on your patient's chart:

"...Dr Attending was constipated." 

And things may end in tears. Just sayin'.

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