Letters Medical ward rounds

Prioritising ward rounds would improve junior doctors’ experience and patient care

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7427 (Published 16 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7427

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. E Price, foundation year 2 doctor1
  1. 1Imperial College Healthcare Trusts, St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
  1. clareprice{at}gmail.com

I recognise Cohn’s description of the medical ward round, often rushed and frequently interrupted. The patient is left dissatisfied and standards of care fall.1 However, the effect on junior doctors is similarly …

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