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Date: 05/18/12 01:56 PM

22 Responses to Condescending Hospital Waiting Room Sign [Pic]

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    cheeseispunk Female 13-17
    380 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    Link: Condescending Hospital Waiting Room Sign - You didn`t sell me--waiting still sucks.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    It means they don`t THINK you`re going to die right away...
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
    598 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    Waiting is good. It mean either the ER is over crowded or inefficient, or it means you WILL die in the waiting room, like that lady a while back.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    It MEANS nothing other than people who can`t do their jobs.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    I know at least three people who have had family members died while waiting in the waiting room.
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    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    Yes because the person to your left turning yellow isn`t in worse condition than the pregnant lady brought in by ambulance...
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    yeah true that nettech i had a mad infection that caused a fever of 104 i have never hallucinated that bad in my life. and then while tripping i had to wait 6 hours in a waiting room.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    823 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Bull... I almost DIED waiting eight hours to be admitted. An internal organ, my ovary, had turned inside of me, trapping blood, and was swelling to the size of an orange and turning putrid inside of me...

    I kept SCREAMING for pain meds (they thought I was an addict) and they kept ignoring me as much as possible. It was hellish because the condition had come on so suddenly, I had no fever and only a slightly elevated blood pressure, so, they thought "hey, it can`t be serious!"
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Triage, that short evaluation the desk nurse does, is not a perfect science. Compound that process with addicts admitting themselves so that they can get drugs, and triage can be chaotic.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    isnt it just who pays the most in Yankee doodle land?
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Wrong. Those with the best insurance or most money get treated first, besides just say you have pain that shoots across and through your chest you get in the er without waiting in the room. so also liars go first.
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    PinkHomicide Female 18-29
    355 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Know someone who was stuck in the waiting room while the inside of his throat was swelling shut. They didn`t bother to help him til after he passed out from no longer being able to breathe.
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    aisehino Female 18-29
    33 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    These comments make me so glad I`m not American. The longest I`ve ever waited would be 2 hours, and that was for a minor problem, but on a Saturday so couldn`t get in to a GP. If a doctor can`t get to you, they still take you in for a bed and as much treatment as a RN can provide.
    And I`m 100% uninsured.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    I actually work in an ER, day in and day out and it is NOT about insurance, it is not about who lies to get in.

    we TRIAGE the people coming in...if you are unfamiliar with that term look it up...

    also, we are the single most regulated service on the damn planet and if we do not do things right, we get screwed for it and even shut down.

    we don`t get to just sit around and say, hey great insurance, sure we will see you for the stubbed toe!

    no, we do what we can with what we have...which is never enough of anything.

    so stop bitching and remember to thank a nurse, doctor or mental health worker that may have saved your butt or your family/friend`s butt once upon a time when they went to the ER.

    BTW, today, we had so many people in the ER, the halls were filled with beds and we had to start using conference go complain to someone else about how long you waited or how crappy YOUR job is.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    A-Fricken-Men Jamie76!
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    Before you have an need for an ER trip it is best to map out all of the hospitals in your area and mark ones that still have ER`s and the ones who closed them and opened new oness in the metro area. These mega-hospital companies worked out ways to maximize the number of insured customers they will take in and dump the rest on community as well as VA hospitals. Map it out and see for yourself.
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    ShweeTooth Male 18-29
    33 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    Ive known a few people who had to wait in the ER and died before they was seen actually.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    I would be happy to show you which finger is hiding behind that sign.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    My mom had a life threatening condition only a few months ago. They took her pulse and blood pressure and immediately started treating her at the ER. I don`t think they even knew whether or not she had insurance at the time because it was pretty much instant (she didn`t have insurance nor the means of paying a medical bill fyi). They let my brother fill out the paperwork while they had already started working on her.

    "Yes because the person to your left turning yellow isn`t in worse condition than the pregnant lady brought in by ambulance..."
    Um, if a pregnant woman is being brought to the /emergency room/ then I`m pretty sure she`s not having a normal, perfectly fine delivery and there`s an actual emergency. If you`re talking about just the hospital in general... fetus` can`t exactly be told to wait to be born.
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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 12:48 am
    No, sometimes people can die waiting to be treated. Stupid sign is stupid
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 1:54 am
    no, waiting means you will just take longer to die than them, which could probably be worse. f ucktard administration...
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    birdz Female 18-29
    77 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Don`t go to the ER, go to urgent care if at all humanly possible. You`ll still have to wait, but it`s waiting 1-2 hours vs 8 for a non life-threatening.

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