IPC Advisors is Partnered With nodSpecialists to Fill Medical Gaps at Facilities to Improve Patient Outcomes
nodSpecialists provides faciltiies with specialty physicians to support your team where needed. They offer virtual care, five times faster than the national average.
For example, their staff of infectious disease specialists can diagnose and treat various infections including bacterial, viral, parasitic, or fungal. Their specialized training gives them thorough knowledge on how to properly identify the source of the infection and how to target it in an efficient and cost-effective way.
When Would You refer a Patient to an ID Specialist?
- If the patient has diarrhea, chills, cough, or muscle aches for more than 3 days
- If the patient has an infection that has not resolved after a course of antibiotic treatment
- If the patient has a persistent fever
- If the patient’s symptoms are getting worse despite antibiotic treatment
- Reducing Transfers and cost of care
What do Infectious Diseases Specialists Typically Treat?
ID Specialists treat a wide variety of infections, which include the following but are not limited to:
- Valley fever
- Sexually transmitted
- Bone and Joint Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
- Skin & Wound Infections
- Malaria and other tropical diseases
About 90% of U.S. counties have a below-average density of infectious disease specialists. This is acute for rural areas. Timely access to an infectious disease specialist early in the care cycle can help prevent hospital admission and avoid costly ED/urgent care visits. Patients receiving infectious disease intervention within 2 days of hospital admission had significantly lower mortality and readmission, and 4% lower hospital length-of-stay. Virtual visits with nod specialists helps patients avoid inpatient infections related to hospital care.
Contact us today to find out how easy it is to fill provider gaps, conduct a provider-to-provider consultation for quick answers and to refer patients to our virtual specialists for support through the continuum of care and to avoid readmissions.