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Idea Exchange: Don't mistake Prince for a princess-color code your patient records

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This tip helps you know a glance whether your patient is male or female.

We print our patient records on pink paper if the patient is female and on blue paper if the patient is male. Color coding our records helps us to know at a glance whether to refer to a pet as he or she when talking with its owner.

Dr. Robert Henrickson

Manhasset, N.Y.

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