Positive Suitcase Sign


When a patient arrives into the Emergency department with packed suitcases for their stay in the hospital before the physician has a chance to even see them. Usually a sign that the patient either knows they are being admitted or is going to demand this is the case. “You know, the patient has ulcerative colitis and she says this feels like her previous flares where she has been admitted, and she has a positive suitcase sign. We should probably go ahead and admit her.”

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