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Master Thesis

Requesting physician's Experiences regarding infectious disease consultation

Abstract : Background : solicited consultations constitute a substantial workload for infectious disease specialsts. The objectives of this survey were to describe requesting physicians' opinion regarding infectious disease consultations. Those were delivered by a dedicated team, always available through a hotline. Methods : A cross sectionnal survey was conducted using a self administered questionnaire in a university-affiliated hospital in France, in 2009. All senior physicians and residents were eligible. The main outcomes were reasons for request and satisfaction. Secondary outcomes were frequency of request and declared adherence to recommendations. Results : the response rate was 44.7%. One hundred percent of respondents were fairly or very satisfied with the infectious disease consultation. The main reasons for requesting infectious disease consultations were the quality of therapeutic advices and diagnostic advices, care improvement, the rapidity of access and knowledge updating. Infectious disease consultations were requested less than once a week by 58 (44.3%) senior physicians and by 31 (67.4%) residents (p=0.01). Self-reported adherence to diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations ranged from 77.8% to 91.3%. Conclusion : requesting physicians experiences expressed a positive opinion regarding an often requested, crucial service for patient's care and medical decision making. Such a practice, both in its functioning and purpose could be extended to other facilities.
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Laurent Laborde. Requesting physician's Experiences regarding infectious disease consultation. Human health and pathology. 2009. ⟨dumas-00630920⟩



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