UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research; Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Department of Urology

Publication Date

2016-03-21

Document Type

Poster

Disciplines

Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Primary Care | Surgical Procedures, Operative

Abstract

Our team partnered with UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Urology and Anesthesiology departments on a pilot patient-centered, physician-led, multidisciplinary team-based system of coordinated care for the surgical patient. The goals were to improve the patient experience, improve health care and reduce costs. Primary care physicians were surveyed to understand how surgical teams can better coordinate care with primary care. The results of the survey show that concise, useful communication about mutual patients is important to primary care physicians; there is no need for immediate follow-up appointments with primary care physicians unless necessary – appointments are recommended for two to four weeks after discharge; and defining the roles of primary care physicians and the surgeon is important.

Keywords

primary care, surgical patients, primary care physicians, surgeons, care coordination

Rights and Permissions

© 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Institute for Healthcare Improvement annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community

Comments

Presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community.

Client/Partner: UMass Memorial Medical Center Urology and Anesthesiology departments

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