* * Anonymous Doc

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I just got alerted to a new admission, I go onto the computer, click to see what the issue is-- the computer tells me reason for admission: Patient deceased.

I call up the ICU to ask what's going on with this patient-- did someone put in the wrong code, why am I getting a patient who the computer says is already dead?

"Oh, it must be a mistake," the ICU tells me-- we'll check what happened and fix it. Ten minutes later I get paged again-- yeah, cancel that admission, the computer was right. Oops.


  1. would you like to be the next doctor oz?

  2. Yeah, I got a page a while back to let me know a patient had died, then a follow up page to say "sorry, i was wrong"