Like all physicians, infectious disease practitioners are concerned and uncertain about their future role as the United States undergoes a major reform of its health care system.
Managed care has become the dominant type of health care provided to most patients in the United States, and specialists are increasingly threatened as patient referrals decrease, reimbursements decline, and health care organizations preferentially recruit primary care physicians over specialists.
These changes may represent a potential shift in responsibilities and duties for many infectious disease practitioners.
The primary role of the infectious disease physician has traditionally been consultative, although many practitioners have organized programs in infection control, hospital epidemiology, and antibiotic management.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système information, Système informatique, Soin, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, United States, North America, America, Information system, Computer system, Care, Public health organization
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0035644
Code Inist : 002B05A03. Création : 09/06/1995.