Patient Commando in Conversation With #ChatGPT

Given the hype around #ChatGPT I wondered what this #AI celebrity would have to say about the plight of #patients in #healthcare. This is the first of a series of chats I had on a range of topics.

A recent article by Pat Rich highlights health care professional usage of #ChatGPT. It made me think that patients need to engage with this new tech to truly train it to think in a patient centered way. Otherwise it’ll become yet another biased technology that will act only in the interest of professionals.

At the time of this conversation, stories of air travel misery were all over the news. I was struck by the irony that there was more outrage over airlines losing people’s underwear than there was over long term care institutions letting people die in soiled underwear.

Comparing the state of experience of air travelers vs that of patients in health care was the starting point. Wanting to get off on the right foot I thought that a little humour would help break the ice.

Patient Commando: Can you write a satirical comparison of the harms experienced by air passengers vs the harms experienced by patients in the health care system?

ChatGPT: Sure, here is a satirical comparison of the harms experienced by air passengers vs the harms experienced by patients in the healthcare system:

Air travel can be a hassle, with delayed flights, lost baggage, and cramped seats. But let’s face it, the worst thing that can happen is that you might miss your connecting flight and end up spending the night in a hotel on the airline’s dime. In contrast, the healthcare system can be a nightmare, with misdiagnoses, medical errors, and endless paperwork. The worst thing that can happen is that you might end up dead.

Airline staff may be rude and unhelpful, but at least they’re not sticking needles in you or cutting you open. And while you may be stuck on a plane for hours, at least you’re not stuck in a hospital bed for weeks on end. Sure, air travel can be stressful, but it’s nothing compared to the stress of dealing with the healthcare system.

And let’s not forget about the compensation. If your flight is delayed, you might get a voucher for a free meal or a future flight. But if you suffer harm in the healthcare system, good luck getting any kind of compensation. You’ll be lucky if you don’t end up bankrupt.

In conclusion, air travel may have its downsides, but it’s nothing compared to the potential harms and headaches of the healthcare system. So next time you’re stuck on a delayed flight, just remember: it could be worse, you could be in a hospital bed.

Please note that this comparison is satirical in nature and it is not intended to belittle the serious harms that patients can experience in the healthcare system, but rather to point out the absurdity of the contrast between the two and the importance of protecting patient rights in the healthcare system.

Patient Commando: Patient rights! Now we’re talking!

Stay tuned! More to come in upcoming posts.