The Importance Of Rounding In Patients

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The physician’s tasks throughout the shift are focused on rounding (seeing patients), and entering patient information into the DC Navigator. The physician starts rounding at the start of the shift.Although the order in which the patients are seen varies depending on the physician, the sickest patients generally have the highest priority. In between morning rounding, generally at a time between 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM, the MFH physician meets with one of two discharge planners and a social worker for an average of 19 minutes to discuss the discharge and overall status of all the patients assigned to them. The physician continues rounding until all of the patients are seen. Before seeing each patient, the physician does some, none, or all of the
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