May 1, 2010

Joint MD-RN team drives results for an orthopedic service line model

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

An orthopedic service line has seen its volume rise and complications and costs go down since its surgical services director and chief of orthopedic surgery took the helm. Together, they have found they can drive change. It's an example of new types of collaborative arrangements hospitals are exploring with physicians.

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