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 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.
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.
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.