Interdisciplinary practice of medicine can pay off for small hospitals

The interdisciplinary practice of medicine could push hospitals closer toward better quality and patient outcomes, according to Nurse.com. That was the case with Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York. It created an interdisciplinary work group that includes every clinical professional who might have contact with a patient. That allows for every provider to obtain a "big picture" view of the care each child gets. However, officials noted that the use of interdisciplinary practices is far easier to deploy in a smaller facility with less institutional bureaucracy. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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