Another bit of good medical advice from the authors of the Choosing Wisely program. Well worth a read.
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The Problem of Reflexive Testing and Procedures
“Don’t just do something, stand there!”
No, I didn’t get that wrong. One of my instructors in medical school (who really was a master at turns of phrase) would use this inverted comment to gently chastise us for putting our patients through unnecessary tests or interventions: Before blindly ordering a lab or imaging test, or reflexively performing a procedure, stop and think for a moment – consider the patient’s full situation, and the implications of what you are about to order. 958 more words
An emergency medicine specialist with more than 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Loren Caira works to provide residents of Burns Lake, British Columbia, with high-quality healthcare at the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre. 151 more words