What are some common emergency room/hospital mix-ups?
October 4, 2018 7:05 AM Subscribe
I'm writing a scene for a fictional character in which he tries to meet his girlfriend (who was in a serious bike accident) at the emergency room, and I want to make things at the hospital and confusing and disorienting as possible for him. Sorry, I know this sounds sadistic! It's part of a larger motif. I have so, so much sympathy for anyone who has ever had to deal with a stressful situation like that. Anyone–especially doctors, nurses or paramedics–have insight into plausible mixups at emergency rooms or hospitals? What can go wrong for someone trying to visit a loved one in a serious accident?