Who is the Most Responsible Physician (MRP)?

Most Responsible Physician (MRP): Most Responsible Physician is the Admitting Physician who is responsible for the overall care rendered to the patient and accountable for the outcome of care provided to the patient except in closed ICU system where the MRP will be the lntensivist/ ICU physician with admission privilege.

When a patient moves from one phase of care to another (for example medical to surgical) the individual responsible for the patient care (MRP) may change and this should be documented clearly in the patient medical record along with summery of patient care information which includes reason for admission, significant findings, diagnosis, procedures performed, medications administered and other treatments provided and patient’s condition at the time of transfer.

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