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My all time favorite has to be "My Liver Is Killing Me"
Okay, I used to be an Admitting clerk, and I'll tell on myself. I was doing admission paperwork on someone being admitted for "Acute Pancreatitis." It was super busy, and I was doing three things at once, and got myself confused. The patient had Medicare, and the secondary commercial insurance "The Pyramid Life Ins. Co." I guess in my rush, trying to answer phones and such, I got mixed up, and the paperwork went to the floor with diagnosis: "Pyramid Life" and secondary insurance "Acute Pancreatitis" Needless to say, the nurses on the floor sent the paperwork back to me with a note saying to check my diagnosis!
On the same general topic, a friend of mine works in transcription, and the docs rarely read what the transcriptionists write, they just sign and take their word for it. She got caught though one day when the doc (she was working for cardio/pulmonary at the time) came to her with tears in his eyes from reading her transcription, and asked her how the h*ll she thought a patient eneded up with a "genital heart defect!" Apparently she typed faster than her brain, and since genital is a real word, spell-check didn't catch it!