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
Hospitalists and orthopedic surgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., got together to create a comanagement program in which the hospitalists did preoperative evaluations on fracture patients and at the
Despite UCSF's appealing location and prestigious reputation, Dr. Wachter has had to prioritize his staff expansions between night coverage and comanagement. ... Comanagement of nonmedical patients—motivated in some cases by other specialties'
Since then, it has grown to include nine and a half direct care teams, one teaching team, and an orthopedics-medicine comanagement team.
Comanagement is especially important at discharge, agreed Dr. Fain. “IBD patients will need long-term management of these chronic disease processes, and ideally, most patients will follow up with a gastroenterologist