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IM-cardiology co-management question

  • 1.  IM-cardiology co-management question

    Posted 05-24-2017 18:17

    Hi Everyone,


    I am a member of an academic hospitalist group that has residents and medical students on all our inpatient teams each day.  Our cardiology division supports general cardiology and interventional cardiology training programs, rounding with those fellows plus rotating medical residents and nurse practitioners each day on their separate inpatient service.


    Our cardiology service has recently decided they want to become a consultation-only service, with all admissions done by the hospitalist teams.  Do any of you, as members of academic hospitalist programs have responsibility for admitting all cardiology patients?  We have historically taken CHF, Afib, and chest pain ruling out, but we are concerned about admitting acute MI, severe cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, elective caths, and LVAD patients for whom we will have little to no decision-making.


    I'd really appreciate any information about the variety of models out there.




    Laura Nicholson, MD, PhD

    Scripps Green Hospital Medicine Division

    Internal Medicine Residency Research Director

    Director of Education, KL2 Clinical Scholars Program

    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD Volunteer Faculty

    10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd., 404C

    La Jolla, CA 92037

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    858-554-3365 (fax)

    858-554-9100 (page operator)



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