DR Shabir A Bhat, Dr Abdul Majid Wani, Dr. Mubeena Akhtar
The study was conducted to assess the pattern of inter hospital and inter-departmental consultations for in-patients and to ascertain whether the consultations made were desirable as per our setup in various hospitals of GMC Srinagar and avoid medico legal pitfalls and to conserve resources. All the consultations made from 10.0 am to 4.0 pm from various departments and associated hospitals of GMC Srin agar were recorded and analyzed . The consultations were attended by the consultant in -charge medical casualty. The consultations made from Nov 2, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011 were included in the study. After the first month restraint was shown by a circular from the head of the department of medicine to various departments and hospitals to ensure involvement of senior staff whether a second opinion is desirable and avoid involvement of patient care-givers i.e., attendants in the consultation procedure. Obstetrics and gynecology department had 82% consultations of undesirable nature and less than 10% where those with consultant involvement.
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