Added: Gaurav Kelson - Date: 09.10.2021 17:58 - Views: 27027 - Clicks: 4340
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Ever wonder about the utility of the annual physical examination, or any physical exam at all? I have, if for no other reason than I have suffered, by my ing, through over 60 of them, and I find them to be of rather low yield for the time spent. Sure, the strep throat or appendicitis or recognizable rash can be low-hanging diagnostic fruit, and negative exams often lead me down the right path when choosing ancillary studies. I can probably count on existing digits the of times I picked up actual ificant findings that made a difference in outcomes.
Anyway, I bring this up as I am currently teaching the physical exam course to first-year medical students on a practice patient once a week, and I am amazed by what they are instructed to do in our politically correct health care environment. Seriously, here is the supplied script:.
It that OK with you? Anything I can do to make you comfortable? Is the temperature OK? The lighting?
Is English OK or do we need an interpreter? Do you need a chaperone? Do you have a religious preference that would affect our examination? What gender do you identify with? With how many partners?
Women, men, or both? And on. Will I get a bad editor satisfaction survey? Will I get in trouble with Joe Pizzorno? You catch my drift. But as long as we do actually live in such a ridiculous world, I found myself pondering what would happen if I followed these same protocols in my ER histories, specifically at AM on a Saturday night shift. Is that OK with you? You get the picture.
What we teach, what is considered essential information, has followed the PC path into absurdity, along with HIPPA, and sexual harassment policies, and patient satisfaction surveys. No charts, no drugs, no insurance, no administrators.
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