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Discharge Summary
Hi Guys! I'm a med student from Austria and I'm trying to write a discharge summary in English. Some parts and expressions have been proven rather difficult, however, and I am now looking for someone who has some insights (preferably a physician/someone with a medical background) and might be willing to help out. I know what to include - the tricky part are the specific expressions that are used for describing clinical status/ ECG/ x-ray/ echo findings.. I know these in German but I'm having trouble finding the appropriate equivalents in English. I'd be really grateful for any tips you have to offer - so thanks already :)
Cheers,
Vivi
May 3, 2020 9:28 AM
Comments · 5
I'm not a physician, but I'm a registered nurse. I have worked in five different hospitals. In my experience, each hospital, and to a certain extent each doctor, has their own format for writing discharge summaries. There is, however, certain information that should be included irrespective of format.

Here's an article you may find useful: https://acphospitalist.org/archives/2009/03/discharge.htm


You can find more by doing a google search.
May 3, 2020
Hello Vivi! I'm Spanish anaesthetist. I'm learning English. There're several webpages on the internet about that topic. I have some documents about it. If you want I could send you them by Skype and I could check your discharge summary. Let me know your Skype ID if you are interested in. Best regards.
Tino
May 3, 2020
It's all about to keep the letter simple ,clearly describing what the GP needs to know for the follow-ups plus the circumstances of the patient on arrival and what kind of medication was given and what needs to be continued.

May 3, 2020
Hi, i dont have medical backround but I am igor to talk about your study!
May 3, 2020
Hi Vivi,

Unfortunately I cannot help you but we might just talk heart to heart at this challenging time))
May 3, 2020
Vivi
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