Reports to producers are needed to complete a NABS SDI
Closing the loop for the client is a powerful way to encourage their participation in future investigations. A written report also becomes part of the property’s (and practice) records, providing a useful, factual account as time moves on and people change.
Here is a simple format to follow that is easy and effective – and fits on one page or in a short email:
- Case description one sentence with the presenting signs, case definition and timeline
- Investigation one sentence that summarises what you did
- Case assessment the differential diagnoses and your assessment of the most likely (based on field assessment and lab results)
- Recommendations immediate actions (eg this group) and long-term (eg preventative measures). Could also include comment on the costs of the disease event if appropriate.