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Feature Christmas 2016: Professional Matters

A millennial discharge summary

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 15 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6607
  1. Paul Wicks, vice president of innovation
  1. PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA
  1. pwicks{at}

Paul Wicks imagines a discharge summary from the not too distant future

Disclosures: Paul Wicks is just barely a millennial, which he thinks entitles him to make fun of his own generation (and to just be entitled generally). No patients were trolled during the writing of this article.


  • Competing interests: I have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare that I have no competing interests.

  • Provenance and peer review: Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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