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May 1934

THE COMPOSITION OF PRIVATE PEDIATRIC PRACTICE: A METHOD FOR KEEPING ADEQUATE CLINICAL RECORDS

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WINNETKA, ILL.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(5):1051-1064. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960120109008

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Abstract

The tables which make up the substance of this report were made possible by the method which was used in keeping clinical records of all patients seen in private practice. The technic is as follows: Each day while in the office I dictate into an ediphone all experiences of the preceding day. This record includes the diagnosis and such notes as are thought interesting concerning each private patient seen at home or at the hospital, as well as a list of all patients seen in the office. The details about routine calls on feeding cases and examinations are written on the permanent records at the time of examination. My secretary types the ediphone records in duplicate (chart 1), the original copy being gummed on the reverse side. Strips containing information regarding each patient are cut from this gummed sheet and pasted on the permanent records of the children (chart 2).

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