- An unsophisticated person; a yokel.
- A patient considered irksome by a health care provider, especially a patient with chronic complaints that are trivial or unresponsive to repeated treatment.
Origin of gomerAfter Gomer Pyle, yokel character in the television series The Andy Griffith Show
- 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.
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.