Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Signature Lines

In teaching situations, a hospital's Medical Record Committee will usually require a double signature line when a resident is dictating for an attending physician. In these situations it is extremely important that you check with the head of the Medical Record Department or Transcription Unit to learn how to indicate to the transcriptionist whose name should appear in which parts of the report. You will probably be asked to say something like this when you begin dictation:

"This is Dr. Jane Smith, resident physician, dictating a report for Dr. John Doe, attending physician. Please be sure that both our names appear on the signature line at the end of the report."

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