cross-cover

cross-cover

noun A physician who 'covers' for another physician and provides Pt care when the other physician is not available, the other physician reciprocates verb To provide health care for another physician's Pt. See Cover, Coverage.
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It has been made more difficult by staff sickness that meant colleagues were not always available to cross-cover any gaps on the rota.
I had not worked with her for very long, and we were both frustrated as we went over the case--I because of the rapid staff turnover that seemed to be a continual issue at the hospice, and she at having to deal with the weekend cross-cover doc.
He said: 'I have been frustrated by the lack of cross-cover in this country compared to what I've witnessed in other parts of the world.
To improve efficiency and reduce demand, the recommendations are for trusts to make more use of cross-cover support and additional hours when these are more cost-effective and better for patients; to minimise the amount of time clinical staff spend arranging cover by standardising processes and invest in information technology.
These adverse experiences are countered by successful cross-training efforts within our department to train techs between sections and to cross-train secretaries to cross-cover," she notes.
The software also will provide TeamHealth hospitalists with additional rounding, charge capture, communication and cross-cover applications to further enhance patient care and safety.

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