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On-call quick reference

Robert P Dowsett
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (7): 479. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10019
Published online: 16 April 2012

IT’S 3 O’CLOCK in the morning, and the phone rings. There’s an initial fog of disorientation and, then, I remember ... I grab my smartphone, pen, paper and my trusty handbook and move to a quiet spot, so as to not disturb the household. Charlie, our cat, wakes up for a snack. He can wait ... I’m on call. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years, and still rely on my well thumbed handbook of drug levels, kinetics and doses.

  • Robert P Dowsett

  • Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW

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