An acronym that stands for "Get Out of My ER". The term was popularized by the 1978 novel The House of God by Samuel Shem (pen-name of Stephen Bergman). In this book, the word is applied to patients who are frequently admitted with complicated but uninspiring and incurable conditions.
GOMER (plural GOMERs)
- An undesirable patient or a patient who does not need medical care.
- That patient is a total GOMER. Turf him and let's get some lunch.
- Shem MD, Samuel. The House of God. (1978). Dell Publishing, New York.