The trials and travails of general practice

Over the years I’ve been asked where I get my ideas. Well, let me tell you, you can’t make this stuff up. 

I recently received a hospital discharge letter that included a radiology report on a fractured spine. An addendum stated it was not a convincing fracture. The discharge summary recommended the patient have a repeat x-ray in a month.

What should I do? 

Meanwhile a CT scan from the same admission described a tumour that required follow-up. This was not mentioned at all in the discharge summary. One was left to ponder whether or not it was a convincing

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