Tyler Johnson, MD
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Johnson T. Throughput. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-155-2-201107190-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(2):133.
It was early in my intern year, and I was only beginning to learn to manage my census. A call came from the emergency department: “We have an 85-year-old-male with CHF admitted with leg swelling and trouble breathing. He just needs some fine-tuning and diuresis, and we can probably send him home in a couple of days.” I ran to the emergency department, perfunctorily examined the patient, and then moved on to the hundred-and-one other things I needed to do on a call night. If all went well, the patient's legs would shrink, his lung fields would clear, and in a few days he would go home 10 pounds lighter.
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