To the Editor:
I can’t agree more with Dr. Sanford Brown regarding his Practice Diary entry “Doctor’s day off” [November/December 2002, page 69]. I live and work in a rural community in southeast Idaho. My day off starts with 30 to 90 minutes of rounds. Then I spend an hour or two at the office catching up on paperwork, run some other errands and return to the office to answer some messages before the next day’s work accumulates. Plus, I’m still on call for my maternity care and hospitalized patients. It’s not much of a day off, but it’s much less busy than a typical day in practice.