LNCtips.com Newsletter - July 22, 2014

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2 Steps to Acquire an Abstract

A medical record abstract is a summary or distillation of pertinent patient care.  Plaintiff attorneys often use abstracts as screening tools.  These attorneys don't want to invest money to obtain a complete chart until they're sure that medical malpractice has occurred. With voluminous electronic records, some defense attorneys want abstracts too so that they don't have to wade through tens of thousands of pages of records.  However, not all abstracts are created equal, and there's an art to acquiring the correct kind.  Here's how to do that in two steps.  Read more.     

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Right on, Katy!  I see this (using retrospectoscopes) happening often.
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