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Hospital Stay: Should A Daily Treatment Diary Be Kept? - Dr. Georgiou

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Dr. Georgiou shares why it is a good idea for patients to keep a daily record of the treatments they receive during their hospital stay.

Dr. Georgiou:
Keeping a daily diary of what’s happening to the patient in the hospital, what the discussion is with the doctor, what the plan is for that day and the next day, is critically important for documentation, for being able to look back in that document to make sure that what the doctor intended to get done actually gets done.

So often there are such good intentions that doctors and nurses have, but hospitals are a busy place and things can fall through the cracks, and so what a patient advocate can do for their family member or their loved one is to be an extra set of eyes that makes absolutely sure that the care that is intended to be delivered is delivered and so, who would argue with having yet an extra set of eyes that can hope for a good outcome.

About Dr. Archelle Georgiou, M.D.:
Dr. Archelle Georgiou combines her deep knowledge of clinical medicine with a breadth of experience in business and health care administration to pursue her passion for simplifying the health care system. As a practicing physician and as a corporate managed care executive, Dr. Georgiou learned and leveraged the value and importance of simple and compelling communication to influence impacting patients’ personal health care behaviors as well as driving health care purchasing decisions and business growth.

Visit Dr. Georgiou at her website

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My wife has just been admitted to emergency dept., and we're keen to keep a diary. Does anyone have any suggestions on a software tool for this type of diary ? Obviously, we can use MS outlook or Google products, but if there's something a bit more specialised it would be good to use it.

January 3, 2015 - 7:09pm
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