I forgive since it has to be put in such a small time frame and keep viewers interest, but it was always voted in the 5 for accuracy, not perfect but ok. CPR was mentioned too as "off" depending on episode but as others as stated, it was to be safe and not to teach. I did like the blood accuracy compared to others. MASH did a pretty good job showing the gore and emotions of war hospital, I think as Alan Alda said on the show, they bumped it up a notch and then some. From an older article:
While the writers of “ER” met with real doctors to develop ideas for episodes, the show is by no means the most medically accurate on this list. For example, The New York Times reported that medical students were not placing breathing tubes correctly because they had learned the skill from watching shows like “ER.” In a similar vein, a 1996 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that medical TV shows like “ER” were giving people unrealistic expectations about CPR’s effectiveness: On the show, CPR saves the patient’s life significantly more often than it would in reality. Additionally, the show often has doctors performing duties that, in real life, would be the nurses’ jobs, Sandy Summers, executive director of the Center for Nursing Advocacy, told Forbes. On the bright side, the show gains accuracy points for raising awareness for many important health issues, like the availability of emergency contraception and the link between HPV and cervical cancer.
House was given good points on certain things too and not on others. Scrubs (which I never watched) was given high marks by some doctors. I might try to watch that on these cold, no show winter months. I was glad to see my fav Call the Midwife was given almost perfect scores by most. ; )
(on a side note, those med students came from where? Scary a show would override teaching methods)