Letters Guidelines and clinicians’ time needed to treat
Guidelines: safety netting and gut feeling should be factored in to time needed to treatBMJ 2023; 380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p308 (Published 09 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p308
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- Claire Friedemann Smith, senior researcher,
- Brian D Nicholson, NIHR academic clinical lecturer
- University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, UK
Johansson and colleagues’ article on guidelines1 recalled two areas from our own work where time needed to treat (TNT) could be useful.
Firstly, “safety netting”—or advice to support self-care when appropriate and encourage help seeking when necessary—is regarded as best practice but tends to be delivered poorly, in a rush, and at the end of the consultation.2 Dedicated …
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