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Hospitalist Case Studies Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles

ISBN-10: 1601460104
ISBN-13: 9781601460103
Edition: 2007
List price: $149.00
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Description: Does developing sound communication protocols for your hospitalist program feel like an uphill battle?Many hospitals have a solid grasp on how to start hospitalist programs and how to obtain funding. However, each hospitalist program, once launched,  More...

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Book details

List price: $149.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Opus Communications
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 145
Size: 7.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Does developing sound communication protocols for your hospitalist program feel like an uphill battle?Many hospitals have a solid grasp on how to start hospitalist programs and how to obtain funding. However, each hospitalist program, once launched, faces unique challenges such as systems problems, communication breakdowns with PCPs and specialists, and problematic patients and practitioners.In the next decade, the number of hospitalist programs is expected to more than double. Do you have the tools to optimize your program and compete with others?Case studies and practical tools for solving common hurdlesHCPro is excited to introduce "Hospitalist Case Studies: ""Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles," the third book in our unrivaled Hospitalist series. This book and CD-ROM set uses case studies to educate you on managing conflict and dealing with common problems you'll face while running a hospitalist program."Hospitalist Case Studies: "Summarizes 10 of the biggest pain-point areas for hospitalist programsProvides meaningful analyses from multiple perspectives (PCP, hospitalist, patient, specialist, etc.)Shares tips and tools for better management in each common problem areaPractical solutions and strategies for successThis indispensable book and CD-ROM set features a clear explanation of the core issues that today's hospitalist programs face daily, such as conflicts among providers and problems with discharge or patient throughput. This enables programs to understand the problem and choose the best course of action.Optimize your hospitalist programIn addition to considering the viewpoints of referring providers, specialists, and patients, the case studies will also help hospitalist programs navigate the difficulties of communicating with nonphysician practitioners such as nurses, case managers, and administrators.Implement protocols to improve patient care"Hospitalist Case Studies" offers a wealth of valuable tools and customizable samples, including:A patient satisfaction surveyA provider satisfaction surveyTools for proctoring practitionersCommunication protocols for hospitalists/PCPsA scope of services protocolA guide to developing admission guidelinesA guide for developing an outpatient QA programA systems improvement worksheetDischarge protocolsThese tools provide practical, hands-on strategies for coping with each problem area presented.Table of ContentsChapter 1: Conflict managementChapter 2: The incompetent hospitalistChapter 3: The hospitalist dumpChapter 4: The PCP/referring provider dumpChapter 5: The specialist dumpChapter 6: The problem patient/dysfunctional familyChapter 7: The incompetent PCPChapter 8: The "resident" hospitalistChapter 9: The admission interfaceChapter 10: The emergency department/hospitalist interfaceChapter 11: The referring provider/hospitalist interfaceNo other resource offers multiple case studies for dealing with common inpatient medicine problems. Be the first to own "Hospitalist Case Studies: ""Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles" A note from the author"Hospitalist Case Studies was derived in recognition of the myriad responsibilities of today's hospitalist. The case studies within are extracted from actual issues that hospitalist programs nationwide have faced. They are used to illustrate the day-to-day interface between the hospitalist and the healthcare system. The presentations serve as a vehicle to promote discussion and drive the creative spirit beyond conflict and toward resolution. Tactics and strategies are provided to deal with each complex problem presented. Perhaps no other emerging specialty has been under such pressure before but also has not been given such opportunity to change patient care for the b

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