Benefits for Community Surgeons1 No call responsibilities
on unassigned patients.
2 Surgicalists will refer all the
elective cases back to the clinic.
3 Surgicalists will partner with community surgeons at the
level requested to assist with the clinic’s urgent problems.
4 Clinic will no longer be interrupted
by an acute patient in the ED.
5 No more night or
6 No more changes in office
scheduling because of call.
7 Local surgeons will be able to focus
solely on elective practice.
8 Experience has shown that efficiency increases by approximately 20% when relieved of ED call. This will allow for more volume and income, or the same income with more free time.