Comprehensive Care for Complex Patients

Publication Year: 2012

Authors/Editor: Frankel, Steven; Bourgeois, James A.; Erdberg, Philip

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1-10-702515-8

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 84

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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: 978-1-10-702515-8
Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
Language: English
Pages: 201
Year: 2012
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 84