ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.
Steer patients away from inappropriate and overused procedures that can diminish health care.
The Pre-Op Eval app provides evidence-based guidelines for the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery and perioperative medication management.
The presenting problem is often just the tip of the iceberg.
A clear goal, staff buy-in and simple tools – such as an asthma flow sheet – can help your practice follow asthma guidelines more consistently.
The “PP-ICONS” approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.
The author describes an evidence-based process for diagnosing pulmonary embolism and provides an encounter form.
Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.
The tools and resources of evidence-based medicine (EBM) are extremely valuable. Just don't forget that EBM still has cult status in the eyes of many and that people still occasionally enjoy burning a heretic at the stake.
Jan 2004 Issue
Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Clinical Interventions [Improving Patient Care]
The article discusses the importance of engaging patients in cost-benefit discussions before deciding on their care plan. It also introduces several risk calculators (both paper and online versions) that physicians should become familiar with.