CRICO Insights: March 2018

How to Request a Bad Consult in Five Easy Steps


Be vague about why you’re asking for a consult.


Be unclear about the level at which you want a consultant involved in the case.


Neither implement a consultant’s recommendations nor discuss with them why you didn’t.


Call for non-urgent consults at the end of the day.


Ask for a curbside consult, but write the consultant’s name in the patient’s chart anyway as if it were a formal consult.

Michael Howell, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explores best practices for calling and providing consults: Are you complicating your consults?


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