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GPs to develop list of unnecessary interventions under scheme to tackle overtreatment


There is a new thing called consent form for not intervening. So if one decides NOT to operate for example based on risk versus benefits, one needs to ideally get a consent for not operating after explaining the pros and cons of the same. See the Medical Defence advice. So we have to get consent form to confirm no need Abx as likely viral but a small chance could be bacterial and you could worsen and develop pneumonia or Otitis which can rarely cause deafness or tonsillitis which rarely can cause Quinsy etc. Most GP`s know those who are a (cervicalgia) of General practice and will NOT accept the uncertainty of medicine and give a deferred prescription. However formalizing it would require consent for NOT giving Abx in a suspected viral infection unless one has access to CRP ASAP (which itself has a grey area!).

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13 May 2015

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