Rapid Reorganization of an Academic Infectious Diseases Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Detroit: A Novel Unit-Based Group Rounding Model
Vahia A, Chaudhry Z, Kaljee LM, Parraga Acosta T, Gudipati S, Maki G, Tariq Z, Shallal AB, Nauriyal V, Williams JD, Suleyman G, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Chen A, Yared N, Herc E, McKinnon JE, Brar I, Bhargava P, Zervos MJ, Ramesh M, Alangaden G. Rapid Reorganization of an Academic Infectious Diseases Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Detroit: A Novel Unit-Based Group Rounding Model. Clinical infectious diseases 2020; :102512-102512.
Clinical infectious diseases
The surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalizations at our 877-bed quaternary care hospital in Detroit led to an emergent demand for Infectious Diseases (ID) consultations. The traditional one-on-one consultation model was untenable. Therefore, we rapidly restructured our ID division to provide effective consultative services. We implemented a novel unit-based group rounds model that focused on delivering key updates to teams and providing unit-wide consultations simultaneously to all team members. Effectiveness of the program was studied using Likert-scale survey data. The survey captured data from the first month of the Detroit COVID-19 pandemic. During this period there were approximately 950 patients hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. The survey of trainees and faculty reported an overall 95% positive response to delivery of information, new knowledge acquisition, and provider confidence in the care of COVID-19 patients. This showed that the unit-based consult model is a sustainable effort to provide care during epidemics.
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