Dr. Contentious Manages Patient Flow

The usual post-holidays mob in the emerg. The waiting room is a clot of patients, screaming children, irritated and vomiting gastros who really need to go home to suffer it out, flu-like symptoms, anxieties masquerading as chest pains, minor abrasions, untreated fevers and so on.

Dr. Contentious wanders out to Triage, surveys the 30-odd charts waiting to be brought in, and casts a baleful eye out to the waiting room, which seems to be engaging in a collective moan.

He ponders.

“Shoot every third patient.”

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  1. #1 by shrtstormtrooper on Friday 15 January 2010 - 1237

    If only. But somehow I suspect that every second patient will be a nasty rude crayzee seeker, and every third patient will be a nice lady with SBO…

  2. #2 by Maha on Friday 15 January 2010 - 1338

    Some days that sounds like the only possible solution. Now back to work :(

  3. #3 by Lindsay on Monday 26 July 2010 - 1419

    hahahhahhaha my favourite post so far.

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