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Documentation and Referral Issues Snag Pulmonologist in Prostate Cancer Case

November 26, 2013

The Case

The patient's physicians described him as being very noncompliant with his treatment plan. He suffered from multiple sclerosis (MS), obstructive sleep apnea, morbid obesity, spinal stenosis and coronary artery disease. Despite numerous warnings, the physicians documented that the patient continued to smoke and drink heavily.

When he developed urinary incontinence, the patient's …

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