Letters English as she is spoke and writ

Ambiguous or faulty medical communication is responsibility of doctors to put right

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h310 (Published 20 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h310
  1. David B Menkes, academic psychiatrist1
  1. 1University of Auckland, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  1. david.menkes{at}waikatodhb.health.nz

The comedic range of medical transcription errors is vast indeed.1 My personal favourite reflects, I fancy, healthy scepticism on the part of the typist who indicated a recalcitrant patient to be invested in “homeopathetic” …

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