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Emergency doctor who became a patient says symptoms should guide RTW

Gabrielle Lis

A symptoms-based approach is a smart and humane way to make return to work decisions, underpinned by trust, good communication and empathy.

With Covid-19 swamping the United States, Dr Jeffrey Siegelman spent 40 days and nights living in the basement of the family home, couch-bound and self-isolating. While he suffered from headaches, dizziness, low-grade fever and mounting worries in his underground den, his wife and children spoke to him only via walkie-talkies or through the banister at the top of the stairs. He claims he’s a better physician as a result.  Dr Siegelman...

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