Making a List, Checking It Twice

December 9, 2009

To enhance the efficiency of a subsequent office visit with a patient, make a list of action points for that next encounter at the end of your notes. Checking this list just before the subsequent visit helps focus the interaction and ensures continuity of care-even if the patient is seen by another clinician.

To enhance the efficiency of a subsequent office visit with a patient, make a list of action points for that next encounter at the end of your notes. Checking this list just before the subsequent visit helps focus the interaction and ensures continuity of care-even if the patient is seen by another clinician.
-- Victor O. Kolade, MD
         Chattanooga, Tenn

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