Friday, April 6, 2012

How to stretch a prescription

Patient: The pills you gave me for my blood plessure aren't working.

Me: Really? Oh (while scanning through the medication section of the computerized record), it looks like you only got one month of pills filled 6 months ago, for your blood PRESSURE.

Patient: Yeah, I took the last one last night.

Me: You only got thirty pills of each, 6 months ago. You had refills available but never called in for a refill.

Patient: I know, it's like I said, I took the last pill last night.

Me: You were suppossed to take one a day. The thirty pills should have only lasted thirty days, not 180 days.

Patient: I don't remember you telling me to take one every day. That's going to be a lot more expensive!

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