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  •  Fragmetation is absolutely a significant part. (4+ / 0-)
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    puzzled, alice kleeman, tegrat, Ahianne

    When we have to change primary care physicians too often - which can really be a problem for the elderly who have LONG histories, the new one doesn't have those little bits of history in a spot in their brain. Even if it is just a tickle that makes them ask a question which produces that piece.

    Although hospitalists, a relatively new specialty, can be excellent and relieve the clinic doctors from having to round on hospitalized patients, they usually don't know the patient as well as their regular physician. The patients don't know them and the rapport/trust to bring up or discuss tough subjects is missing for too many.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:35:29 PM PDT

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