Learning from Formal Consultations

  • Phil P. Manning
  • Lois Debakey


“Consultation, coupled with a brief review of the literature on the specific subject, benefits the patient, the referring physician, and the consultant,” said Paul Wehrle. “Information is always better retained when associated with specific problems.” Consultations also promote interaction among colleagues—the basis for much continuing education in medicine. When a consultation is indicated, it is, of course, necessary for the physician to discuss its purpose with the patient beforehand.


Formal Consultation Medical Library Hospital Chart Howard Hughes Medical Institute Senior Faculty Member 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil P. Manning
    • 1
  • Lois Debakey
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.New OrleansUSA

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