Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Significant Digits 101.000

With this spurious quantity of 9.000 tablets to dispense, I wonder about the poor pharmacy that had to dispense 9.005 tablets... and how they measured it with any kind of precision.

One thing is certain... when the pharmacist or technician sees a prescription like this, we have a good laugh AT the prescriber.


Lauren Jean said...

#classicmigraine #classicMisuseOfTrailingZeros #classicescript #whyyourpharmacistiscrankyallthedamntime

Kassy said...

Don't you love EMRs

Anonymous said...

I think I have seen where some European countries use a period instead of a comma as a thousands separator in their numbers. I suspect the prescriber was trying to order nine thousand tablets. ;<)