Medical Summaries In Brief

Medical Summary also referred to as Medical Chronology and Medical Synopsis is a document consisting of the events that have taken place in a patient’s treatment. Summarizing of medical records is a very important part of a personal injury, mass tort, nursing home abuse, long-term care, medical malpractice and allied cases.

Summaries are of two types:

Comprehensive medical summary

In a comprehensive medical summary, the physician reviews the entire set of medical records and captures events that are relevant to the case, including important points pertaining to the case. It is captured chronologically with hot-linked bate numbers for easy reference to the relevant records. In this summary no relevant data is missed out, so the reviewer gets a comprehensive summary that is required for the case.

Narrative summary

Narrative summary is usually done before accepting a case. It gives a fair understanding of whether the case is worth fighting for on not. This summary is a gist of the entire medical records, summarized in a page or two, so the reviewer does not have to spend too much of time in analyzing the value of a case.

This summary may not be captured chronologically nor would be good enough to understand the timeline of events. It may, however, have reference to the records, so you know where it is coming from.

At GRACIOUS, we have experienced physicians reviewing medical records and preparing summaries, so what you get is a Doctor’s reviewed and summarized medical summary. Since he/she understands the nature of a business, you can rest assured of getting the most accurate, easy to understand and concise medical summary. We also have the ability to summarize the medical records based on your format, so you don’t have to get out of your comfort zone to review or understand the summaries. Most of the summaries have a huge volume of handwritten notes, which are usually ignored due to the lack of medical knowledge. At GRACIOUS, since medical doctors review the records, most of the handwritten notes are deciphered, so we do not miss any important relevant information.

At GRACIOUS your team of doctors and paramedics are well trained to review the medical records and prepare medical chronology and medical summaries as per your preferred format. While reviewing the records we primarily work on the case focus, churn out and highlight important information related to the case. In some large cases depending on your requirement, we also deliver a narrative summary along with a medical summary for easy reference.