The value of an infectious diseases specialist.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • 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

Published Date

  • April 15, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1013 - 1017

PubMed ID

  • 12684914

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/374245


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States