I am a bit of an over-achiever.
I want all my patients to have perfect outcomes, and I don’t like surprises. When I send a patient for surgery, I make a note in my referral letter as to what the patient desires from surgery, what options I have discussed, if they wear contacts, if I have been treating their ocular surface disease and anything else I feel the surgeon should know. I am not typically a yeller, but I do put important notes in bold in my referral letter to ensure they don’t get missed.
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I completely agree – my protocol is very much the same
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No question about it. Following written protocols to the letter help avoid medical errors and maximize patient outcomes. Well said, Tracy.