Top list of wasteful procedures in the ED and General Practice

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? The listby Kaity Hemgesberg Yesterday, JAMA published a list of  tests and treatments ordered in the Emergency Department which a group of 283 Emergency clinicians considered the most wasteful. Because accessing the list requires a log-in (which is a bit of a waste!) I have copied it here. Below this is a similar list from the…

The non-linear consultation

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Non-linear Bangkokby Gary Wong Most doctors treat simple medical problems similarly. The presenting problem leads to a single diagnosis, which leads to a treatment; all in an uncomplicated, linear pattern. But in primary care, things are often not so simple. For multiple problems with complex underlying issues, no two consultations are ever…