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Capturing the complexity of first opinion small animal consultations using direct observation

Robinson, N. J.; Brennan, Marnie L.; Cobb, M.; Dean, Rachel S.

Authors

N. J. Robinson

MALCOLM COBB malcolm.cobb@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Comparative Veterinary Medicine

Rachel S. Dean



Abstract

Various different methods are currently being used to capture data from small animal consultations. The aim of this study was to develop a tool to record detailed data from consultations by direct observation. A second aim was to investigate the complexity of the consultation by examining the number of problems discussed per patient. A data collection tool was developed and used during direct observation of small animal consultations in eight practices. Data were recorded on consultation type, patient signalment and number of problems discussed. During 16 weeks of data collection, 1901 patients were presented. Up to eight problems were discussed for some patients; more problems were discussed during preventive medicine consultations than during first consultations (P

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 10, 2015
Journal Veterinary Record
Print ISSN 0042-4900
Electronic ISSN 2042-7670
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 176
Issue 2
Pages 48-48
APA6 Citation Robinson, N. J., Brennan, M. L., Cobb, M., & Dean, R. S. (2015). Capturing the complexity of first opinion small animal consultations using direct observation. Veterinary Record, 176(2), 48-48. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.102548
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.102548
Publisher URL http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/176/2/48
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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