_patient-facing_ adj.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jan 10 14:28:48 UTC 2013

At 1/9/2013 08:01 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>56,400 hits.
>Apparently, any medical personnel, apparatus, or procedure that
>involves coming into direct - "face-to-face," as it were - contact
>with a patient.

I wondered how "face-to-face" could apply to an apparatus or
procedure -- that is, be absent human contact.  What it means,
apparently, is "facing" the patient with *information* -- via a
display, education, computer access to medical records, etc.  So I
wonder if "procedure" -- at least in the sense of "medical procedure"
-- should be included.  Surely not for a proctology procedure.


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