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Dear #hospitals:

Your discharge planning sets #patients up for failure. How? Let me explain (again, & again, & again). #PtExp #PtSafety #PtEng #EHR #interoperability #PatientAdvocacy #medtwitter #GMDD #hcldr

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1)Follow up appts, essential to a patient’s health & recovery, are listed as part of the discharge summary. These appts are recommended to be scheduled within 7-10 days. To be best prepared, patients need their records. #healthcare #PtExp #PtSafety #PtEng #EHR #GMDD #medtwitter
2)All records from a patient's hospital admission should be AUTOMATICALLY sent to every listed follow-up physician. Hospitals, you know which drs patients need to see; it’s listed in the discharge plans. This step needs to be embedded in the workflow #PtExp #EHR #interoperability
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Burnout: a work-related constellation of signs/symptoms, often without prior psychiatric history. Marked by existential crisis, emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization. That’s academic. I described what it looks & feels like at @MassGeneralNews @acgme @TheIHI [THREAD]
Early in intern year, I was caring for Mr. V, an elderly HD patient. 1mo earlier, he was living independently & working at HR block. Now, he was admitted with delirium. I couldn't figure out why. I couldn't fix it. Weeks went by. He floundered on the service, sicker by the day.
After 14 inpatient days, we finally diagnosed Mr. V. Months before, PCP prescribed Morphine CR- normally cleared by the kidneys, but his didn't work. It made him sleepy enough that he missed HD once, the start of a downward spiral. Perhaps an error was made that day by his PCP...
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