9 important issues hospitalists should discuss with ED counterparts

A recent article by CareCulture Health Partners discusses 9 issues hospitalists should discuss with emergency department counterparts. 

Editor's Note:  This article originally appeared on CareCulture's website

Hospitalists and emergency medicine physicians interface at a crucial point in the patient care continuum: where patients in need of further treatment are discharged for outpatient treatment or admitted to the hospital. Both groups share the same prerogative: provide high quality patient care and achieve positive outcomes. However, there are times when the two groups are at odds, especially when there is a gray area regarding the best care setting for a given patient. Hospitalists and ED physicians have different, and sometimes conflicting, priorities. ED physicians are driven by throughput: moving patients through the ED quickly and efficiently. Hospitalists are driven by efficiently managing inpatient length of stay. The key to reducing tension between the two groups is to bring them together to discuss how they can better serve one another. Click here to continue>>


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