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Just Listen

Just Listen PERSPECTIVES LESS IS MORE If you will just listen to patients, they will tell you what’s wrong agnosis of hypokalemia was made, and he was again dis- with them. And if you will listen a little longer, they will tell charged home with a prescription for potassium. you what to do about it. A.W.’s wife oversees all aspects of his care and was Tom Brower, MD omnipresent during his entire medical odyssey. She re- lated that his pump allows for 2 extra doses per 24 hours N RETROSPECT, IT MIGHT SEEM IMPROBABLE THAT as needed by activation of a monitoring device. After on- one of the most memorable and lasting lessons set of his increased pain subsequent to his fall and on ac- learned in medical school by this primary care tivating the monitor, the device indicated that it was mal- physician was spoken by an orthopedic sur- functioning. On contacting the office of his pain specialist, I geon. Yet, his imparted wisdom has followed me who practices in a city 90 miles away, A.W. was told that into virtually every patient encounter since then. a new device would be shipped to him. The new device A.W. is a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Just Listen

Abstract

PERSPECTIVES LESS IS MORE If you will just listen to patients, they will tell you what’s wrong agnosis of hypokalemia was made, and he was again dis- with them. And if you will listen a little longer, they will tell charged home with a prescription for potassium. you what to do about it. A.W.’s wife oversees all aspects of his care and was Tom Brower, MD omnipresent during his entire medical odyssey. She re- lated that his pump allows for 2 extra doses per 24 hours N RETROSPECT,...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2011.435
pmid
21949159
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Abstract

PERSPECTIVES LESS IS MORE If you will just listen to patients, they will tell you what’s wrong agnosis of hypokalemia was made, and he was again dis- with them. And if you will listen a little longer, they will tell charged home with a prescription for potassium. you what to do about it. A.W.’s wife oversees all aspects of his care and was Tom Brower, MD omnipresent during his entire medical odyssey. She re- lated that his pump allows for 2 extra doses per 24 hours N RETROSPECT, IT MIGHT SEEM IMPROBABLE THAT as needed by activation of a monitoring device. After on- one of the most memorable and lasting lessons set of his increased pain subsequent to his fall and on ac- learned in medical school by this primary care tivating the monitor, the device indicated that it was mal- physician was spoken by an orthopedic sur- functioning. On contacting the office of his pain specialist, I geon. Yet, his imparted wisdom has followed me who practices in a city 90 miles away, A.W. was told that into virtually every patient encounter since then. a new device would be shipped to him. The new device A.W. is a

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JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 26, 2011

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