"Secret shoppers" in the emergency department

Think about this next time you’re waiting 5 hours in the waiting room: “The middle-age woman walked into the emergency room complaining of headache, numbness, slurred speech and difficulty moving her left side.

Immediately thinking stroke, staff members at University Medical Center at Princeton quickly ordered a CT scan.

Although the test came back negative, the attending physician insisted she be admitted for further evaluation. The woman, dressed in a flowing dress and earth sandals, refused and signed herself out of the hospital.

There were no medical repercussions. The patient was faking.”

(via Dr. Wes)

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