Phase 3Quantitative Research
Quantitative Phase 3: Knowing how clinicians value data, we conducted quantitative research to measure the impact that interdisciplinary collaboration has on patient outcomes for five disease states:
Modeled after research conducted in 2016 by VetSOAP board member, Bonnie Lefbom, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), and published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), the retrospective study showed that small dogs with congestive heart failure that were co-managed by a veterinary cardiologist and a primary care veterinarian lived 77% longer and generated 22% more revenue at the primary care practice than those managed by a primary care veterinarian alone.
The findings are a powerful, objective validation of just how valuable working together can be for animal health—and for the economic health of providers who co-manage their patients. Detailed reports on each of the five studies will be available in early 2019.