The great Aussie sickie we all seem to fake

UNFATHOMABLY, many employers still require a certificate even for one or two days out of the cell. Diagnosing such brief, self-limiting illnesses relies entirely on the history anyway, so in effect the poor patient has waited 45 minutes to tell you, “I was unable to attend work from TUESDAY to WEDNESDAY due to a medical condition”.

This completes the only known consultation where the one sentence covers all four components: presenting complaint, history, diagnosis and management.

I usually cut and paste x4, and hope Medicare doesn

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