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"When a Neurology Consult Is Unnecessary " - Stephen Krieger

  • Medscape
  • New York, NY
  • (June 06, 2019)

Stephen Krieger, MD, associate professor of neurology at the Icahn School of medicine at Mount Sinai discusses his two neurology education research projects presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. Dr. Krieger explains, “We did a different study this past year, where we embedded medical students in the neurology consult service. Every time the neurology resident received a consult or a consult request, the student would give the resident a questionnaire about the appropriateness of the consult, including questions about the necessity of the consult and whether the person on the consulting side should have been able to take care of the patient without the consult.” He added, “Interestingly, we also found that the neurology residents thought some of the consults were more appropriate than the person calling it, which also reflects the fact that people in different fields don't really know what other fields do.”

— Stephen Krieger, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology, Director, Neurology, Residency Training Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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