The value of an infectious diseases specialist.
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.
Petrak, RM; Sexton, DJ; Butera, ML; Tenenbaum, MJ; MacGregor, MC; Schmidt, ME; Joseph, WP; Kemmerly, SA; Dougherty, MJ; Bakken, JS; Curfman, MF; Martinelli, LP; Gainer, RB
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