The Curbside Consultation Pathway
Best practices adopted by UMHS.
A curbside consultation may be requested by Inpatient and Emergency Medicine providers and involves a “patient independent question” which can be effectively answered, without knowing patient-specific information or personally evaluating the patient, by the consult service provider.
Inherent to the curbside consultation process is the mutual understanding by provider and consultant on the following:
- The patient will not be physically seen by the consultant
- The consultant is not required to perform chart review
- Discussion and staffing with the supervising consultant faculty member is not required
- There will not be clinical documentation of the discussion
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