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Loyal patient watchers..

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I was doing my usual morning rounds last tuesday when a watcher of one of my patients approached me before I saw their patient in his bed. This watcher mentioned that someone went inside their patient’s room and asked questions that raised the curiosity of the family. The watcher spoke a different dialect and though…

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Challenge and fun of developing a clinical pathway

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When evidence based medicine (EBM) came to the halls of PGH  during my residency training, I was one of those few who “liked” its surge because of its “collaborative” approach and  ‘standardizing” effect on treatment protocols for a specific disease.  So honing my skills on study appraisals was a consequential habit I gained even into…

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Should new technologies in medicine threaten one’s (old) practice?

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In one community where I practice, no hospitals offered diagnostic procedures like CT Scans or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Thus the current practice is to immediately transfer the patient to a nearby hospital with such capabilities. This, in spite of the fact that medical professionals here can actually perform the needed medical procedure after the CT was done. This…

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