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Admission Status Helps You Determine E/M

Question: A patient at 38 weeks gestation presented to her ob-gyn office saying her water broke but she doesn’t feel any contractions. Our ob-gyn checked her and saw she was dilated 3 cm. The ob-gyn evaluated the situation by placing an external transducer while in the office to determine if the mother was experiencing contractions and the results prompted the ob-gyn [...]