Turning the Drama Knob Up
Anyway, I’m wondering if doctors have made any changes because of shows like ‘House MD’–for starters, you could get away with so much more rudeness! And being horribly unethical. You might not be sued if you resemble Hugh Laurie even a little :D Oh, but you’d totally have to come up with a new ridiculous diagnosis every few minutes. (I’ve suspected the quality of diagnoses on that show dropping off since, say, Season 3-4, and am vindicated by what I’ve seen on Polite Dissent.)
Oh, and of course ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ means doctors have to find new places to have sex every few months.