This paper described the role and process of a hospitalist managing patients admitted but boarding in the ED of a large tertiary care hospital. In hospitals with high occupancy rates, ED boarders are a common and vulnerable patient population, the care of which is often fragmented and unpredictable. This program is intriguing and may be feasible for large hospital medicine programs to implement (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.