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Considerations for Attending Rounds—Reply

Chad Stickrath, MD1,2; Mel Anderson, MD1,2
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1Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver
2Medical Service, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):162. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11085.
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In Reply We appreciate the interest and thoughtful comments from both Dr Bergl and colleagues and Dr Walsh about our study. We share the concern of Bergl and colleagues regarding the limited role of bedside teaching on attending rounds in our and others’ investigations.13 It is unfortunate that in an era filled with increasing time constraints, increasing patient acuity, and increasing throughput demands that clinician educators are not taking advantage of the numerous potential benefits4,5 of being at the patient’s bedside with their learners. In fact, to address what we perceive to be this lost opportunity, we have described and implemented a model for bedside teaching and rounding in today’s hospitals.6


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January 1, 2014
Kieran Walsh, FRCPI, FHEA
1BMJ Learning, BMJ Publishing Group, London, England
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):161. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11100.
January 1, 2014
Paul Bergl, MD; Vineet Arora, MD, MA; Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPE
1Internal Medicine Residency, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
2Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
3Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):161-162. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11122.
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