The original post is on Christmas Day 2018 but the principle remains true no matter the time of year. In medicine, burnout is a commonly faced problem. The Holidays and time away from family makes this even more difficult.
Sometimes in medicine we find things we were not necessarily looking for when we perform a test. We call these incidental findings. While many of these are benign they can potentially be problematic as they can change the workup of a patient including their disposition and management.
The department is busy and you want to keep the flow running smoothly. It is easy to cut corners when it comes to imaging. After all, a radiologist will be reviewing those images. If you are lucky, those images will be read within minutes of them being taken. Why then, should you review those images that you ordered?
This post is in direct response to a question that was asked recently. There is a surprising amount of dogma around the subject of strep testing, but one major piece is that children under three years of age should not be tested for strep because of its reported rarity. However, there have been multiple studies that disagree with this claim, and we took a mini deep-dive on the subject.
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