Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mix Up

"I...I don't understand," Paul said as the nurse tried to comfort him.

"There...there was a mixup on the surgical schedule, your appendectomy was...was miscoded in the electronic medical record system, instead of 44955, the code for your surgery, somehow the code 55970 was entered."

"And that's..."

"Sexual reassignment surgery, male to female."

"You...you have to undo it."

"I...we...I'm afraid that's not possible, this...this is permanent."






7 comments:

  1. Awesome scenario, but it would be more believable if the surgery code numbers were closer in similarity (like 2 numbers transposed)......
    Appendectomy....44955
    SRS/GRS.........49455

    Just a suggestion. :-)

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  2. If only that could actually happen.
    But still love it.

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  3. I agree with Alana; however still a GREAT caption.

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  4. I actually used real code numbers.

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    1. That is awesome that you know the actual medical codes!

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  5. Sounds like a big enough malpractice case to buy lots of shoes.

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