Most of our programs achievements is well documented in peer-reviewed data from a five-year study of a Surgical Affiliates Surgical Hospitalist program with Sutter Memorial Medical Center published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). We achieve our results by integrating with our partner-hospital Emergency Department providers, ICUs and inpatient hospital care providers to ensure that your patients receive responsive, quality care — for better outcomes and improved hospital performance regardless of geographic location.
The addition of a dedicated team of board-certified SAMGI surgicalists providing 24/7/365 emergency general surgery care generates an increase in surgical volume. Operations are timelier and are no longer deferred until on-call, local surgeons’ elective cases or clinic patients are completed. Also, the accessibility of SAMGI’s high-quality trauma and acute care surgery programs enable hospitals to create a culture of “yes:” a culture that promotes an increase in the number of patients transferred into the hospital for emergency surgeries vs. the need for ACS/trauma patients to be transferred out to other facilities to receive prompt treatment and surgery.
There is a direct correlation between our 24/7/365 surgicalist availability and decreased LOS. Inherent in this metric is improved quality of care through the elimination of surgical delays that reduce complication rates and improve patient outcomes. And since emergency patients undergo surgery without delay, hospital throughput typically improves while the availability of beds increases.
Our highly qualified surgeons manage patients as a team in accordance with evidence-based guidelines, reducing variations in care and helping to standardize best practices across our programs. This standardization of care, along with the requirement that our surgeons provide documentation that supports the resources patients require, typically leads to significant improvement in CMI.
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