Organizing the P in a SOAP note

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6. Disposition/follow-up: What is the disposition/follow-up plan?

Examples: If outpatient, what is the time frame? If inpatient or an emergency room, when should the patient be discharged?

Using these 6 categories in the P section of my SOAP notes has helped me stay organized and think holistically about each patient I assess and treat. I hope other clinicians find this format helpful.

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