Decode the Outrageous Hospital Lingo That Doctors and Nurses Use Behind Your Back
Thankfully, this lingo isn’t used regularly in health-care settings, but an unflattering comment may occasionally slip out during a particularly frustrating situation. Decipher some of the more shocking slang here.
A repeat customer to the ER, often a patient with chronic medical problems who can’t afford to go anywhere else.
To go downhill quickly or die. “The patient in 3 crumped last night.”
Short for “Get Out of My Emergency Room” (a patient you dread).
"Divorced & Desperate"—a middle-age female who visits doctor weekly for male attention.
"Hypertensive Obese Noncompliant Diabetic Adult."
"Little Old Lady In No Apparent Distress."
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