Can I Run Something by You?

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A common phrase used during a curbside, "Can I run something by you?" means that the person asking the question has no clue what they're doing with a patient's management, and is using this benign-sounding question to rope you into a consult or, worse, an admission.[1][2]

Gomerpedia Advice

When someone asks "Can I run something by you?" pretend you've been paged, act too busy to talk, or, if you have to, simply run away.

Additional Topics

- Admission

- Curbside Consultation

- On Board

- Primary


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  2. The 7 Stages of Grief When Faced with an Admission

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