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M. K. Czerwiec, RN; Amber Pincavage, MD; and Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP
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Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=G14-0008.

Author Information: M.K. Czerwiec, RN, MA, is the artist-in-residence at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; her work can be seen at www.comicnurse.com. Amber T. Pincavage, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Vineet M. Arora, MD, MAPP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Corresponding Author: M.K. Czerwiec, RN, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2175 West Eastwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625; e-mail, comicnurse@mac.com.

Current Author Addresses: Ms. Czerwiec: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2175 West Eastwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625.

Dr. Pincavage: University of Chicago Department of Medicine, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 3051, Chicago, IL 60637.

Dr. Arora: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007 AMB W216, Chicago, IL 60637.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: M.K. Czerwiec, A.T. Pincavage, V.M. Arora.

Drafting of the article: M.K. Czerwiec, A.T. Pincavage.

Critical revision for important intellectual content: M.K. Czerwiec, A.T. Pincavage.

Final approval of the article: M.K. Czerwiec, A.T. Pincavage, V.M. Arora.

Obtaining of funding: V.M. Arora.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: V.M. Arora.


Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(11):W127-W128. doi:10.7326/G14-0008
© 2015 American College of Physicians
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And the purpose of this graphic is....?
Posted on June 1, 2015
Clifford C. Dacso, MD, FACP
Baylor College of Medicine
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I am certain that this happens. Probably every day, somewhere. But if I were to publish this sort of observation in the Annals, I might at least suggest an "and therefore..." Maybe the "referring" physician should be contacted and informed that his records were somewhat incomplete. I wonder what sort of program would graduate such a physician. But seriously, what is the value of one more anecdotal example of bad medicine? Yes, I have a sense of humor and no, this is not funny.
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