Point-of-Care Guides

These guides offer evidence-based tools to assist family physicians in improving their decision-making at the point of care.

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Diverticulitis: Predicting Which Patients with Acute Abdominal Pain Have the Disease
Is it possible to determine which patients with acute abdominal pain are likely to have diverticulitis and therefore do not require imaging?

Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis
Which patients with symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis have bacterial infection?

Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Predicting the Likelihood of a Recurrent Febrile Seizure
In children presenting with a simple febrile seizure, is it possible to determine the likelihood of a recurrent febrile seizure?

Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Can signs, symptoms, and simple tests be used to determine the likelihood of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?

Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Diagnosing DVT in Nonpregnant Adults in the Primary Care Setting
What is the best approach to the evaluation of nonpregnant adults with suspected first lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the outpatient primary care setting?

Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
What is the best approach to evaluate postoperative pulmonary risk?

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Identifying Outpatients with Acute Cough at Very Low Risk of Pneumonia
In patients with acute cough, is it possible to identify a subset with a very low likelihood of community-acquired pneumonia?

Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting
When is it safe to treat a patient with community-acquired pneumonia a an outpatient?

May 1, 2019 Issue
Applying a Clinical Decision Rule for CAD in Primary Care to Select a Diagnostic Test and Interpret the Results
Using the INTERCHEST chest pain decision rule to decide next steps when a patient presents to a primary care physician with chest pain.

Dec 15, 2018 Issue
Evaluating Benefits and Harms of Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
In patients with NVAF, anticoagulants decrease the risk of stroke by approximately 60%. However, they also significantly increase the risk of a major bleeding event or intracranial hemorrhage.

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