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Oh, if someone works with a real Dr House please mention the city and state! I would love to work with a guy like this, we could bicker and argue all day long and I wouldn't get fired (hopefully). LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!
A real life Dr House would practice medicine in a real life hospital for about half a day. He'd get awful survey scores. The nurses would write him up. Management would reprimand him, and some crazy pt would send him to the great beyond. But wouldn't it be fun to watch the fireworks.
I have never seen it form one Dr. alone but a combination of many situations sure. I was in another room when a Dr., asked the interpreter as the patient did not speak english, anyway he very loudly said "does he understand dead?" I know the situation and in my opinion it was called for, but I was 3 rooms down the hall after all. If this was not such a public forum I could tell of many other times when a hospital protocol was flexed a bit. But, the only time I ever saw a Dr. draw blood or start an IV I was teaching them in a classroom. And to know how to run every piece of equipment in a hospital is impossible, but I do like the show.
How many docs would you allow to actually sit at the controls of an expensive piece of equip,emt like an MRI?
As far as a real life House, we had a twenty-something in the ER once who was injured when he fell off the roof of the car he was riding on. A rather crusty doc patched him up and said "your injuries will heal just fine. Unfortunately I don't have a cure for dumb a$$".