Morning report (medicine)

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Morning Report is a morning teaching round for medical housestaff in North America.

The content and time of the round vary between institutions. The round may occur at the beginning of the workday, or may occur after or in the middle of patient care rounds. The participants in the round vary as well, but usually include all housestaff, the attending physicians on service, the chief medical resident, and other attendees.

Rounds are typically led by an attending physician or by the chief medical resident. A case is presented, usually from a member of the admitting housestaff from the previous night. The case is discussed in the Socratic manner, with focused questions addressed to the housestaff. The management decisions from the previous night are usually discussed.

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