STANLEY L. WIENER, M.D.
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To the editor: The most commonly used format for ward rounds in most teaching hospitals is the case presentation method, in which a brief account of the patient's history, physical findings, and laboratory data is presented to the attending physician by the intern. The attending physician then proceeds to the bedside, where he attempts to confirm the findings. After a brief examination, the group usually retires out of earshot of the patient, and the case discussion is begun. Often these discussions lead to abstract discussions of various aspects of the case being seen. In many instances rounds become an ambulatory
WIENER SL. Teaching on Ward Rounds. Ann Intern Med. ;79:606–607. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-606_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(4):606-607.
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