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June 16th, 2009

Q: What is the Purpose of a Note in the Patient Chart?

A:  Depends who you’re asking. The best guidance I ever received on how to write a good note came from my residency program director, who told us that a note needn’t be encyclopedic to be excellent; in fact, he urged us to get away from the “second-year medical student” style, which typically includes absolutely everything. Instead, he […]


March 31st, 2009

Infectious Disease in the ICU: Help Please? Part II

In Part I of this topic, I commented on the ironic sameness of ICU Infectious Diseases — that incredibly sick, complex patients entered the ICU with vastly different problems, then over time, seemed to converge, presenting similar kinds of clinical issues and management challenges for the ID doc. Or, as a visiting medical student said to […]


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