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Establishment of a university academic spine center: from concept to reality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23547494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In fewer than five years, the University of Kansas Hospital Spine Center became the largest and most comprehensive spine care facility in the greater metropolitan Kansas City area. The 22,000-square-foot facility has 27 exam rooms, four specialized diagnostic rooms, 11 pre-/post-interventional procedure rooms, and a 4000-square-foot outpatient rehabilitation gym. Patients can meet with their physicians, undergo diagnostic tests and treatment, and attend therapy sessions in one location. The multidisciplinary Spine Center brings together orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, pain-management anesthesiologists, radiologists, and physical and occupational therapists. The Spine Center became successful because a group of physicians bought into the philosophy of a comprehensive interdisciplinary program, were willing to sacrifice some territorial claims, and were willing to put patient care and the good of the institution above individual egos.
Authors:
Paul M Arnold; Douglas C Burton; Talal W Khan; Kimberly A Dixon; Marc A Asher; George Varghese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of medical practice management : MPM     Volume:  28     ISSN:  8755-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Pract Manage     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605494     Medline TA:  J Med Pract Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-4     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 3021, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA. parnold@kumc.edu
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