The best time to go aroundBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2935 (Published 24 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2935
- Ghaleb Eltaji Elfarouki, CT1 doctor in surgery, Southampton University Hospitals Trust
As a surgical trainee, I am usually given little choice as to when to carry out a ward round. Yet, I often wonder whether there is an ideal time in the day when the encounter between doctor and in-patient would be most effective.
Recently, after a fairly busy and varied day, I felt the urge to stick around the hospital when only those …