A 76 years old great-grandmother from Asker recently received a letter from the local hospital which stated that she was pregnant – and with twins. The reason for the blunder probably is that the notes read out loud by the doctor to the computer have been misinterpreted.
According to the local newspaper Budstikka Kjellfrid Nordvang got a letter from Vestre Viken health undertaking with a response to a cardiac test. It also said that she was pregnant with twins.
– I have been laughing since I got up this morning. And I can not stop, Nordvang, who has four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, says.
It’s obviously been a mistake, admits Birgitte Stoffel, head nurse at the medical polyclinic who do not think it’s “very likely” that the 76-year-old is pregnant. The mistake was probably made by the speech recognition apparatus which the doctors use.
– It’s the first time I hear of such a thing, but I think the appliance must have misunderstood what the doctor said. Doctors read their notes out loud , and they are then written automatically into a new document by the computer in order to save time between patients, , the head nurse says.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today