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PATIENTS WITH A RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT ABDOMINAL PAIN

 

 

Goals in the Management

 

In any patient with a chief complaint of a right lower quadrant abdominal (RLQ) pain, the primary health care physician must be able to

 

            RESOLVE THE RLQ ABDOMINAL PAIN

 

                        in such a way that the patient does not end up

 

                                    DEAD

                                    WITH ANY KIND OF COMPLICATION AND DISABILITY

 

                        and in such a manner that the patient

 

                                    IS SATISFIED

                                    DOES NOT FILE A COMPLAINT, MORE SO, A MALPRACTICE SUIT.

 

            Management must be

 

                                    RATIONALE

                                    EFFECTIVE

                                    EFFICIENT, and

                                    HUMANE

                                     

                        and must consist of the four functions of

 

                                    RAPPORT

                                    DIAGNOSIS

                                    TREATMENT, and

                                    ADVICE