A patient management strategy

Brian McAvoy, writing in Fraser's excellent book Clinical method: A general practice approach, presents a helpful aide-mémoire in the approach to patient management: 6

1.

reassurance and/or explanation

2.

advice

3.

prescription

4.

referral

5.

investigation

6.

observation (follow-up)

7.

prevention

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