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In addition, these patients were 27 percent less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their discharge, based on the published national Medicare averages.
It was also noted that Apogee patients returned to the hospital less often than patients treated by non-Apogee physicians.
“Physician Communication” HCAHPS Scores Average 81% for Apogee Partner Hospitals in 2014
Apogee Physicians, based in Phoenix, Arizona, reported their patients’ average length of stay was 31 percent lower, more than a day-and-a-half less, than patients treated by non-Apogee doctors for the same diagnoses.
Medicare inpatients cared for by Apogee Physicians were discharged nearly a full day sooner from the hospital than the average Medicare inpatient.
One of the keys to the performance difference cited by Apogee is the appropriate use of “Clinical Pathways.”
Innovative Physician Practice Group Tops Peers in Inpatient Medicine Performance
Apogee Hospitalist Physicians Achieved Superior Results Compared to Peers
Apogee Physicians, based in Phoenix, Arizona, reported their patients’ average length of stay was 31 percent lower, more than a day-and-a-half less, than patients treated by non-Apogee doctors for the same diagnoses. These results factor in the severity of the patient’s illness.
Patriot Award Presented to Michael W. Gregory, MD
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, recognizes Michael W. Gregory, MD of Apogee Physicians. As a patriotic employer, Dr. Gregory has contributed to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Forces.