Styles of medical consultation

Rachel E. Thompson, Nason P. Hamlin

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Medicine departments at many academic institutions have created Medicine Consult Services that provide consultative and perioperative care in the hospital. At some institutions consult services are engaged in both pre– and postoperative care, providing continuity for patients. At other institutions, solely preoperative evaluations and recommendations are provided for surgeons to incorporate into their care. In yet another model, consultations are only available postoperatively. Other models have included comanagement agreements for certain situations, commonly with orthopedic or neurosurgical colleagues. This chapter reviews the approach for medicine consultation at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093666
ISBN (Print)9783319093659
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Thompson, R. E., & Hamlin, N. P. (2015). Styles of medical consultation. In The Perioperative Medicine Consult Handbook (pp. 7-8). Springer International Publishing.