Charting Bloopers

These humorous lines were found in actual medical records:

Medical decision-making The patient’s bladder was then emptied and sent to the postoperative recovery room in stable condition. (more)

Medical orders and advice May have lollipops orally. (more)

Patient behavior The patient refused an autopsy. (more)

Patient progress Patient discharged with prescription on foot. (more)

Physical examinations She is numb from her toes down. (more)

Signs and symptoms She is quite hard of hearing. In fact, she can’t hear at all in the left eye. (more)

Spelling errors He went to see the chef of surgery. (more)

Unusual medical and social histories The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as a stockbroker instead. (more)