This month's issue of ACP Hospitalist provides news from Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, including articles about M&M conferences, quality improvement, medication reconciliation, orthopedic comanagement, and delirium. ... This issue also reports on
reduce complications and length of stay without taking on the burden of full comanagement for all of the surgical patients. ... I think automatic comanagement is also not ideal and that the answer is somewhere in between.
Meanwhile, hospitalist leaders are watching their budgets swell as more clinicians are needed for direct care and comanagement.
Primary care physicians are still gradually turning over their inpatient loads to hospitalists, and more specialists are looking for comanagement services, he explained.
Successful comanagement, experts say, involves defining hospitalists' and surgeons' roles from the very start. ... In our cover story, Stacey Butterfield examines the evidence for and against comanagement, some common pitfalls to avoid, and tips on
Before this, we implemented comanagement of diseases for surgical patients, and this seemed like the next logical step,” Dr.
Marley said. Therefore, hospitalists at small hospitals must be able to manage a broader array of patients through telephone or virtual consults and without in-person subspecialist comanagement, according to Dr.
Smoking cessation should be addressed during this admission. Comanagement of the patient with the nephrologist will help the patient continue to work toward these goals when he leaves the hospital and
In a prospective, observational study at an urban academic hospital, researchers compared 828 consecutive medical patients admitted to a hospitalist-led ICU team (with intensivist consultation/comanagement of 152 patients) with
Unsurprisingly, it involves improving multidisciplinary collaboration, which is also key to effective orthopedic comanagement, the focus of another article.