In this MRCS Part B scenario you are the on call surgical registrar. Please talk to Mr Donald, find out why he wants to go home, and explain why he must stay in.

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The patient is feeling a little better, and although he still has some pain, it is bearable and he has asked to speak to you about letting him go home.

What would you do before speaking to him?

I would review the notes and investigation results and speak to the consultant involved as it may be that the patient is safe to be discharged.