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IDSA sponsored research

CID: Early Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention Is Associated With Shorter Hospital Stays and Lower Readmission Rates: A Retrospective Cohort Study

CID: Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Better Outcomes among Privately Insured Individuals Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

CID: Infectious Diseases Specialty Intervention is Associated with Decreased Mortality and Lower Healthcare Costs

Other Articles that discuss the value of ID Physicians

CID: The Infectious Diseases Physician in the Future of Healthcare: Not Only About Antibiotic Prescribing

CID: The Value of an Infectious Diseases Specialist

CID: The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists: Non-Patient Care Activities


Value of ID Physicians in specific patient populations

CID: Impact of Infectious Diseases Consultation on Mortality of Cryptococcal Infection in Patients Without HIV

CID: Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on Quality of Care, Mortality, and Length of Stay in Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study

CID: Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on the Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Admitted for Infectious Complications

Critical Care Research and Practice: Influence of an Infectious Diseases Specialist on ICU Multidisciplinary Rounds

Open Forum Infectious Diseases: Infectious Diseases Consultation Reduces 30-Day and 1-Year All Cause Mortality for Mutlidrug-Resistant Organism Infections

JAMA Internal Medicine: Association of Evidence-Based Care Processes With Mortality in Staphylococcus aureus  Bacteremia at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals, 2003-2014

CID: Impact of Infectious Disease Consultation on Clinical Management and Mortality in Patients with Candidemia


ID-focused Hospital Efficiency Improvement Program
This guide describes how to implement services aimed at mitigating healthcare-associated infections and other infectious disease-related issues under the leadership of an ID physician executive. It provides clear descriptions of activities (services lines) and metrics for the following services lines: Infection Prevention & Control; Antimicrobial Stewardship; Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Hospital Admission/Readmission Avoidance; and Bio-security, Bio-preparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases.

IDSA Guide to Co-Management Agreements for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control & Prevention Services
This guide provides background, rationale, and sample contract language to assist IDSA members who are interested in co-management agreements with a hospital or healthcare system.

Legality of Gain-sharing Arrangements Between Infectious Diseases Physicians and Hospitals (PDF) 
Memorandum that provides information concerning gain-sharing arrangements between hospitals and physicians, the history of the growing acceptance of gain-sharing with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), factors that OIG and CMS consider in approving gain-sharing arrangements, and recommended process for Infectious Diseases clinicians to approach such arrangements.

Gain-sharing Contract Template  
Template for an agreement for infection prevention/epidemiology services.

The ID Service Line
Co-management agreements are typically used for specific hospital service lines, such as cardiology and orthopedics. This article provides guidance on how the concept for how Infectious Diseases services can be considered as a hospital service line. This article appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Physician Leadership Journal, which is a publication of American Association of Physician Leadership.

AMA: Terminating an Employment Contract (PDF)
Guide from the American Medical Association on terminating physician-hospital and physician-group practice employment agreements.

Advisory Board Cheat Sheet Series
The Advisory Board provides cheat sheets on a variety of topics related to health care and physician compensation, including Clinical IntegrationPhysician Co-ManagementPhysician Employment, and Hospital Readmissions Reduction.

The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure (PDF) - IDSA Branded
The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure (PDF) - Unbranded

NOTE: IDSA members may download and print - at members' own expense - The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure for distribution to interested parties. The unbranded version of The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists Brochure may be customized and printed with members' respective contact information and/or affiliated logos before distribution. 


The Value of ID Specialists Presentations (.zip)
The Value of Infectious Diseases Specialists presentation provides a high-level review of the evidence implicating the beneficial impact of ID intervention on patient outcomes as well as the objective, methods, and limitations of the study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Presentations available in PowerPoint with speaker notes, PDF with speaker notes, and PDF formats.

See examples of how IDSA members are presenting the Value of ID Specialists messages to important stakeholders below.


The Critical Value of Infectious Disease Specialists (Video) 
Steven Schmitt, MD, FIDSA, FACP 
Vice Chair, Medicine Institute 
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Steven Schmitt discusses and highlights the importance of infectious diseases specialists within a healthcare system that is moving towards value-based, team care. The PowerPoint presentation is also available for download (PPT).

Infectious Disease Strategies to Limit Hospitalization and Reduce Risk (Video) 
Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FIDSA 
President, ID CARE 
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers 
University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

Dr. Nahass discusses the value and services of infectious diseases specialists that can help limit unnecessary admission, readmissions, and avoidable complications.

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