And now . . . the sequel to “The 10 Worst Medical Sentences Ever Written” that you’ve been waiting for!
From 10 terrible medical sentences, we present 5 absurd auto-incorrects, and 1 transcription error nightmare.
The patient complained of “reptile dysfunction.” Of course I said “erectile dysfunction.” Â©Luuk de Kok/shutterstock.com
My first ever dictation returned with this under past medical history: “Polycythemia Vera treated with serial lobotomy.”Â©mikeledray/shutterstock.com
I was an early adopter of voice recognition. My statement that a patient was allergic to Keflex resulted in the unfortunate transcription that she was allergic to Catholics. Sometimes, I get “cat licks.”Â©Glen Robinson/shutterstock.com
In one of my early surgical dictations, which typically start with “the patient was brought to the operating room placed on the operating table in the supine position and prepped and draped in the usual fashion” . . . the transcriptionist slipped and I got “prepped and raped in the usual fashion.” I had nightmares of the trial lawyer grilling me on the stand . . . “so doctor please explain to us just what is your usual fashion of raping the patient?”Â©Anastasiia Lieonova/shutterstock.com
We recently published “The 10 Worst Medical Sentences Ever Written” slideshow-10 unadultered and unedited sentences culled from articles submitted by physicians to this Web site over the years. That slideshow got a lot of attention, and a number of you appended comments to tell of memorable transcription and autocorrect errors.Here we present 5 especially memorable autocorrect (autoincorrects?), and 1 transcription error that kept an MD up at night . . .Thanks for the comments! We hope you enjoy . . .