RubiconMD enables primary care clinicians like you to access specialist insights through eConsults. We believe that instead of telling you what to do, our specialists take time to explain the how and why behind their insights.
To get the most out of your eConsults, we put together this guide about the 3C's of Consult Quality:
- Provide a comprehensive yet concise description of your patient’s relevant case presentation history, physical exam details, and test details.
- Prevent sharing irrelevant information by only including information related to your question and by highlighting relevant data from attachments (e.g. specific lab abnormalities) in the body of your consult. Include normal ranges for lab results.
- Pay close attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar when drafting your consult.
- When available, use our Pro-Tips to determine history, physical exam, and test details
- needed for specific specialists to provide a complete response to your questions.
- When appropriate, consider referencing specific barriers to care your patient might face (e.g. Medicaid/Medicare, specialty wait and travel times, homebound, correctional facility, etc.).
- Make sure your questions are clear and concise so that the specialist can provide a comprehensive concise response.
- Consider opening a new consult for a follow-up question if a substantial amount of time, e.g. 3 months, has passed since you asked the previous question.
- If you are asking a question about a new patient, consider opening a new consult, even if you have an open consult with a similar clinical theme.
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