Journal Article

The Value of an Infectious Diseases Specialist

Ellie J. C. Goldstein, Russell M. Petrak, Daniel J. Sexton, Michael L. Butera, Marvin J. Tenenbaum, Mary C. MacGregor, Mary E. Schmidt, W. Patrick Joseph, Sandra A. Kemmerly, Mark J. Dougherty, Johan S. Bakken, Maria F. Curfman, Lawrence P. Martinelli and R. Brooks Gainer

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 8, pages 1013-1017
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/374245
The Value of an Infectious Diseases Specialist

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Infectious diseases (ID) specialists have played a major role in patient care, infection control, and antibiotic management for many years. With the rapidly changing nature of health care, it has become necessary for ID specialists to articulate their value to multiple audiences. This article summarizes the versatile attributes possessed by ID specialists and delineates their value to patients, hospitals, and other integral groups in the health care continuum.

Journal Article.  4090 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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