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Q. I’ve heard about a technique called “thin slicing” that’s used to increase efficiency. Does it work?
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I have gotten several complaints from our hospitalist staff about one of my new physicians.
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Directors Corner 

I have received a couple of patient complaints alleging that one of our doctors didn’t adequately examine them (the patient). When I reviewed the chart, the doc appears to have dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s. I spoke with the doc and he said he clearly remembered the patients and then asked, “How could I have made their diagnoses without examining them?” What are your thoughts? 
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