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Physician's Guide to Nursing Home Phone Call Coverage

Physician's Guide to Nursing Home Phone Call Coverage

Boston University School of Medicine
Laura Goldman, FACN
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This is intended to be a guide to physicians covering the nursing home on weekends and evenings with suggested responses to common calls.

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Act as a quick reference for covering physicians

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This was originally designed for a specific institution. It can be used as a template to help develop a guide that fits a particular situation.

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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Laura Goldman. Physician's Guide to Nursing Home Phone Call Coverage. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: