Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor:In the Clinical Crossroads section, the patient's insurance status often is described early in the case presentation along with the chief complaint.1,2 For example, in the article describing the 52-year-old woman with diabetes and claudication, the first 2 sentences of the case presentation read: "Mrs D is a 52-year-old mother of 2 children who has progressive pain in her right leg while walking. She lives in Boston and has her health care insurance through Massachusetts Medicaid and Medicare."1
Amdur RJ. Prominence of Patients' Insurance Status in Clinical Crossroads. JAMA. 1998;280(13):1137–1138. doi:10.1001/jama.280.13.1137
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