It’s now clear why things such as this happen on a regular basis:
Stepping out of the humor track for a second, I just discovered this as well – apparently it’s a very serious matter:
Doctors’ sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually. It’s a shocking statistic, and, according to a July 2006 report from the National Academies of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM), preventable medication mistakes also injure more than 1.5 million Americans annually. Many such errors result from unclear abbreviations and dosage indications and illegible writing on some of the 3.2 billion prescriptions written in the U.S. every year.
Read the full article at: Time: Cause of Death: Sloppy Doctors
The Old Wolf has spoken.