Fillers A memorable patient

As in a mirror

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:966
  1. Kirsten Guest, general practitioner registrar
  1. Stourbridge

    Recently, I saw a young woman. She had come in to inform me of her progress, as she knows how long hospital letters take to get through. She knows this because she works in the NHS. A month earlier, she had been diagnosed with lupus erythematosus. She has been given some rudimentary information at the clinic and some prednisolone. She has been told that her blood tests and antibody measurements were not in her notes but that they'd been seen and were “OK.”

    As you might expect of an intelligent young graduate working in the health service, she had done some research. …

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