How to use the specialist advice system

Whenever any red flags are noticed which may require specialist intervention or advice, the doctors are advised to first get specialist advice by discussing the case with a specialist. 

Doing this will ensure two things :

  1. The specialist may recommend an investigation or a course of action that enables early diagnosis and local treatment.
  2. Timely referral to the specialist 

The specialist advice system includes the following tools to help the doctors to identify such red flags :

  • Red flag guidelines will be published for each subspecialty. Red flag guidelines that are already published are available here <link>
  • Lectures from IAP experts for each subspecialty on the red flag signs and best practices for local care under specialist advice 
  • The mobile application of the specialist advice system will prompt the doctor during consultation if any specialist advice is recommended, whenever a symptom/red flag is noticed. To get and use the doctor mobile application, please click here <link>

Even without the mobile application, it is easy for doctors to access and use specialist advice. Click here to know how to use the system 

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