CARMI Z. MARGOLIS, M.D.
To the editor: Dr. Feinstein's analysis of the problem-oriented record (Ann Intern Med 78:751-62, 1973) is refreshing because it is carefully reasoned and dispassionate (1). Several of Feinstein's arguments, however, which lean heavily on statements in the evangelical style that he deplores (18 of 28 references are to Weed's Medical Records, Medical Education, and Patient Care), seem to indicate some unfamiliarity with the problem-oriented record in operation. I wish to review several of his arguments in the light of 4 years of experience in using the problem-oriented record in a pediatric ward and ambulatory setting.
I agree with some of
MARGOLIS CZ. Problem-Oriented Record. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:610–611. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-610
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(4):610-611.
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