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    Does this need a comma before as needed?

    Monitor CBC and SMA-18 periodically, and the rest of the medical care as needed.


    Erin

    What is the rule for this as stuff?


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    Re: Does this need a comma before as needed?

    You do need a comma here as two discrete actions are identified.

    As has been commented, these seem to be notations from [maybe] ward rounds or medical consultations, so are expressed almost in shorthand. In these cases, normal grammar rules are at least bent or altogether ignored.

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