Neurosurgical co-management

By  |  December 14, 2010 | 

In this single site before-after study, a hospitalist-neurosurgery co-management service was associated with significantly lower hospital costs ($1400 less per admission), but no significant differences in quality or efficiency measures (patient satisfaction, length of stay, readmissions, or mortality). There were improvements in staff-perceived patient quality. As co-management services continue to expand and evolve, their impact on quality and efficiency should continue to be examined (abstract)

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Danielle Scheurer
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.

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