11PM urgent page:
Nurse: "Doctor, respiratory therapy was just in patient Ms. Smith's room and...."
Resident: "What's wrong? Is her O2 sat dropping? Is she in respiratory distress??"
Nurse: "No, she told the respiratory therapist that her boyfriend was abusing her at home!"
Okay, aside from the fact that everyone on the service knew that this patient was being abused by her boyfriend, is this really something that you need to page the on call physician about late at night??
I don't mean to be unsympathetic to the plight of abused women, but seriously.