Most case managers have had a spat with a physician at one time or another.
Maybe a physician discharged a patient who may not have been clinically ready for discharge, or perhaps a physician disagreed with a case manager about the proper level of care for a particular patient.
Earlier last decade, when patients came into the ED at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, they were difficult to track. In 2004, Christiana served about 90,000 patients per year. It was a busy place. Patients were bustled from their rooms to testing locations and back again.
It's January. Time to ring in the new year and make some resolutions for 2012.Case managers have a busy year ahead. They'll be dealing with everything from their typical day-to-day business to regulatory changes that could have a broader impact on their jobs.