If you watch "Grey's Anatomy" to see who's sleeping with who, or for the intermittent shots of blood and guts, cool. But you probably shouldn't go any deeper than that.
A new study says that medical dramas . . . particularly "Grey's" . . . can give you false expectations when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment, and recovery.
For the study, doctors watched all 269 episodes of the show, focusing on the 290 trauma patients. And they found that their experiences didn't necessarily mirror those of REAL trauma patients.
For example, the cases on the show tended to be more severe, and progress more quickly from the ER to the OR. Also, their conclusions were more cut-and-dried. On the show, patients tended to either die or get sent home pretty quickly.
In reality, trauma patients tend to take a lot longer before they're ready to go home.
Also, 22% of trauma patients on "Grey's Anatomy" DIED . . . compared with 7% in the real world.