An Introduction to Hospitals and Inpatient Care

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Saeid Mirafzali, MD, Janice Foust, PhD, RN, Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP
Springer Publishing Company, Feb 1, 2003 - Medical - 368 pages
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This book offers an overview of key elements of the hospital -- its structure, administration, and its functioning. Students and new clinicians may be so focused on mastering specific clinical skills that they have little time to observe or question the whole process of care. This book looks beyond acute disease to the environment of care, how it works, how it doesn't work, and how it might improve. Issues discussed include understanding and communicating with families, the basics of hospital finance, how dangerous hospitalization can be to the elderly, and how to minimize errors. Medical students and residents, advanced practice nurses, and physician's assistants, are among the many potential readers for this book.

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Saeid Mirafzali, MD, MHSA, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a Master's in Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor.

He has served as a member of the faculty at the Henry Ford Hospital and as Director of the Inpatient Medical Division, where he directed the hospitalist program. Dr. Mirafzali is presently Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He also serves as the Director of General Internal Medicine Hospitalist Services and as Assistant Chair for Inpatient Operations for the Department of Internal Medicine at the Cornell Campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Eugenia Siegler, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Medical Director of the Geriatrics Inpatient Service at the Weill/Cornell Campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and serves on theMEDCOMedicare PartDP&T Committee. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Bellevue and Tisch Hospitals and a Fellowship in Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and as Chief of Geriatrics at Brooklyn Hospital Center.

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