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Hospitalist implementation in Ismett: surgical comanagement

Wu, Li-Yun (2018) Hospitalist implementation in Ismett: surgical comanagement. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The hospitalist is a type of care model that redistributes human resources within health care organizations to provide more efficient and higher quality care, at the same time reducing unnecessary waste. It also alleviates the work load for particular health care professionals and therefore achieves a more balanced work flow. This essay is a retrospective study showing the implementation of the hospitalist model in a surgery unit and analyzing its outcome to demonstrate the performance of the model, ultimately showing positive results. The essay also includes an introduction of the hospitalist development in the United States and a literature review regarding the surgical co-management model.
In order to achieve a better quality of life, we must recognize the need of collaboration between public health agencies and hospital organizations. For example, a lower readmission rate not only reduces the cost for the health care organizations, but it also leads to better quality of care, which consequentially can prolong and improve the quality of life. The way health care organizations deliver care can affect the outcome of public health, as more and more hospitals are emphasizing patient-centered care. This also indicates that patients’ self-awareness is rising. In other words, if patients are more aware of their choice of care, health care professionals are more encouraged to provide relevant education to patients. As a result, the population at large will be more aware of their own health.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wu, Li-Yunliw79@pitt.eduliw79
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFriede, Samuelfriede@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberZenati, Mazenzenatims@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberRicci, FrankRICCIF@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 21 March 2018
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 36
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 16:52
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 16:52

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