Home > Books > Comprehensive Care for Complex Patients
Comprehensive Care for Complex Patients
View PDF

Comprehensive Care for Complex Patients

Publication Year: 2012
Edition:
Authors/Editor: Frankel, Steven; Bourgeois, James A.; Erdberg, Philip
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-1-107-02515-8
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 84
  • Description
  • Details

Presents an innovative team-based approach for assessing and managing diagnostically complex and management intensive patients.

'Complex patients' are a sizeable population who generally require disproportionate attention for their management and respond poorly to treatment. Their systemic medical, psychiatric and personal needs have a tendency to drain or exceed the capabilities of those who treat them whilst overutilizing health care resources. As this patient population grows, we move ever closer to a crisis in health care delivery.

The physician-led 'Medical-Psychiatric Coordinating Physician (MPCP)' model not only improves patient treatment, but also provides for the containment of costs by reducing redundancy and curbing excess in the use of services. Other benefits include improved diagnostic accuracy and decision making, as well as better communication among physicians and allied health professionals. This book is essential reading for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and physicians, directors and administrators working in multidisciplinary specialty clinics.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Frankel, Steven; Bourgeois, James A.; Erdberg, Philip
  • ISBN: 978-1-107-02515-8
  • Specialty:
    Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
    Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 201
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2012
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 84

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Online Network Features up-to-date information and visual tools for diagnosing diseases and following the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.
JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
Journal of Hospital Medicine This journal is the premier publication for dissemination of research and education for the specialty of hospital medicine.
JOTM
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® Original articles highlighting the latest in clinically relevant basic science of musculoskeletal diseases and their treatments.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
The Digital Echo Atlas: A Multimedia Reference
Provides expert clinical guidance and real-world cases throughout, ensuring that this resource is a go-to learning and reference tool useful for clinicians in the cardiology field.

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Relevant Surgical Exposures, 2nd Edition
Concise, lavishly illustrated reference designed to assist today’s orthopaedic surgeons in a crucial task: choosing and executing the exposure necessary for a given procedure.