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SAMHSA SOAR TA Center

Trying to write the Medical Summary Report (MSR), a key component of the SOAR approach, can seem challenging at first. Everyone is going to have a different approach to writing that works for them.

We recommend starting with the Medical Summary Report Worksheet as a template.  Work on only one section in each sitting.  Breaking it up into smaller chunks can take some of the pressure off of writing a long report. It may also help if you don't set a target length. Think about just writing a letter that tells all you know about someone's Personal History, Psychiatric History, or Functional Information. If you can get a couple sections complete and then put them together, you will likely see that the MSR comes together easier than you anticipated.

For more information, see http://soarworks.prainc.com/topics/medical-summary-report-msr