The Medical Consult: A Two Way Street (Medical Horizons)

Kamal F. Akl, Abdulla Awidi Abaddi


Consulting colleagues is one way of providing better care for patients. The medical consult may be directed to subspecialists from the same department or a different service. It may be done officially by a written request, or informally, by phone, and even email.

In addition, the medical consult is a useful tool for teaching medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. However, to be effective, it has to be done properly.


Medical Consult, Formal Consult, Informal Consult

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