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APTA motion aims to change prescription process

May 24, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

SALT LAKE CITY - Would having a physical therapist (PT) prescribe HME speed up a patient's discharge from the hospital? Lori Pearlmutter thinks so.“We make the decision on what the patient needs and then we have to wait for the physician—maybe a hospitalist whose shift has ended or a doctor who gets called into surgery,” said Pearlmutter, director of therapy and cardiac rehab at Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Ariz.That wait time can keep patients in the hospital for...

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