A local internist is in the process of ordering an intravenous pyelogram for a patient she suspects of having kidney problems, when a medical student shadowing her in clinic interrupts.
The student wants to know why the physician is not ordering a low-osmolality contrast agent for the patient, having read that they are less likely to cause serious side effects than high-osmolality contrast agents.
The physician realizes that the medical student is correct, but rejects the suggestion, telling the student that « low-osmolality contrast agents are the standard of care for low-risk patients. ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Santé, Rationnement, Economie santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Health, Rationing, Health economy, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0539576
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 01/03/1996.