The Vascular eConsult: Useful and Efficient

A study titled The Vascular eConsult: An Efficient, Useful, and Economical Tool for Primary Care Physicians to Interact With a Vascular Specialist, for Proper Care of the Vascular Patient by Ottawa researchers from the Ontario eConsult Program reviewed 846 cases that had been submitted for a vascular surgery e-consult between 2014 to 2016. Each case included mandatory PCP survey questions related to the overall usefulness of the response by the vascular specialist and the effects on patient care. Overall, the study found that e-consults were a popular and helpful tool to inform patient care with 92% of physician participants finding the eConsult experience helpful or very helpful and educational.