I have a report in which I use bullets points to describe various issues I encountered during my research. My boss keeps changing the period to a semicolon, so I was wondering which is correct. Noted below is an excerpt from the report. Are periods correct or shoud they be semicolons?
A review of 50 records during the period of January 2008 through April 2008 identified the following:
*Six individuals with inpatient status did not meet criteria for severity of illness. As a result, $100 was erroneously billed to third party payers.
*One individuals with inpatient status did not meet criteria for intensity of service. As a result, $100 was erroneously billed to a third party payer.
*Seven individuals with inpatient status did not receive a department review within two working days.
*One record did not contain a department assessment form indicating a review was performed.
*Two department assessment forms were not signed by the manager performing the review.
Personally I would retain the full stops. Each statement is discrete.