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  •  then there was a failure in the initial history (0+ / 0-)

    and also in subsequent histories. With the advent of EMR systems instead of classical charts there is supposed to be less of this.

    However having lived with MC and w/o MC. I find I prefer MC to no insurance at all

    •  Hard to believe. My FIL was never shy about that. (0+ / 0-)

      But I have to agree with you: Medicare is infinitely better than no insurance at all.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:12:32 AM PST

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      •  question is if the history taker felt it was (0+ / 0-)

        important or if the history were ever reviewed. With paper charts, there is a lot of information which is never relayed up the feeding chain to the doctor.  In 1984, average time spent with a pt was around 30 minutes or so (from memory) while today it is around 10 minutes.  accurate histories are one casualty of the demand for productivity

        •  Hit the nail on the head there. (0+ / 0-)

          We spend more money for less time with the doctor.
          That will lead to big misses in care.

          That's my big disappointment with ACA.  Lots of making sure people have to send money to insurance companies.  Not so much making sure that care is done in a rational way.

          LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

          by dinotrac on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:20:18 AM PST

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