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Speak from the Evidence on Rounds

Posted by medliorator on August 20, 2009

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Look sharp on rounds by speaking from the evidence regarding your patient.  EBOC delivers bite-sized factoids that summarize key findings in literature and keep your team up to date.

Example:

Sickle cell crisis

Many patients are regular attenders (b) – contact their regular physician and ask how they are normally treated (d)

  • 30% of patients with sickle cell disease are admitted to hospital each year (c) ,  but a third of all the crises happen in 5% of patients (b)
  • Genotype is important: patients with SS anaemia and S-beta 0 thalassaemia are more likely to have crises than others (c).

Evidence-Based On-Call [EBOC]

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