Clinically Speaking

November 2019

Highlighting the important work of the faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve care delivery, clinical quality and patient safety.

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When clinicians work together across disciplines, patients get the benefits of deep expertise and breadth of knowledge. In this issue, we share three examples of how our community is creating interdisciplinary networks to solve persistent problems and meet unmet needs. Allergy specialists work with primary care, pharmacy, anesthesiology and more to make penicillin available to patients previously thought to have a penicillin allergy. Physical and mental health professionals collaborate to support women's sexual health across their lifespan. And finally, interdisciplinary and inter-professional expertise join forces to reduce sepsis death. All three initiatives acknowledge the challenges and demonstrate the great rewards of working across disciplines for better outcomes.  

Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

 

 

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