NAVIGATING THE PATH OF CARE FOR THE COMPLEX HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH DR. BHARAT BHUSHAN
*Chaitanya Kumar Musham, MD
A key challenge for a hospitalist is to coordinate levels of care across multiple strata through the hospital setting. This involves evaluation of the patients in the emergency room, appropriate admission to the floor or the ICU, administering appropriate care while in the hospital and appropriately advising the patient during discharge, all of these aimed at “complete recovery” so as not to encounter an early hospital readmission. No single model of care is applicable to the patient, the hospital or the attending physician. Dr. Bharat Bhushan, an internist and hospitalist, based out of Lubbock Sound Physicians Health System, advises us to embrace the complexities that arise during the tenure of the stay in the hospital. He advocates a multipronged approach, much like the organization of tapestry. This is being feasible because Dr. Bhushan can visualize the multiple complaints of the patients on an individualized platform basis, hammering the complaints into physical, mental, social and economic domains of problems.
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