Over at The Health Care Blog Dr. Robert Wachter is very articulate, at times blunt, and in the end utterly convincing of its benefits concerning a project at UCSF wherein a hospitalist team co-manages certain complicated neurosurgical patients.
I think there’s more than great promise for this, I think it’s approaching the norm in vertically integrated health systems and in some academic environments and even out in the wider private world. Certainly there’s some of this going on in my faculty’s private practice, maybe not to degree Dr. Wachter describes. And there was a well established relationship where my fiancee was training before she transferred to be with me.
Certainly it’s something I would think any future neurosurgeon would be interested in.