Internists, Critical Care Specialist, Pulmonologist (lungs)
10 years of experience

Accepting new patients
Torrance
Peninsula Pulmonary Med Assoc
3701 Skypark Dr
Ste 200
Torrance, CA 90505
310-378-8900
Locations and availability (6)

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of California at San Francisco (2000)
  • Currently 4 of 4 apples
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Associations
American Board of Internal Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Rasic is affiliated with 9 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Monterey Park Hospital
    Pulmonary Disease
    900 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Pulmonary Disease
    10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Greater El Monte Community Hospital
    Pulmonary Disease
    1701 Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte, CA 91733
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center
    Pulmonary Disease
    1250 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital
    Pulmonary Disease
    4101 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
    Pulmonary Disease
    3330 Lomita Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • University of California - Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    757 Westwood Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Mattel Chldns Hosp. At Ucla
    10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Rasic has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title Opportunity Missed: Medical Consultation, Resource Use, and Quality of Care of Patients Undergoing Major Surgery.
    Date January 2008
    Journal Archives of Internal Medicine
    Excerpt

    BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in collaborative management of surgical patients. However, few data describe how medical consultation influences quality of care or resource use. The objective of this study was to determine whether medical consultation improves care in surgical patients. METHODS: Observational cohort of patients undergoing surgery between May 1, 2004, and May 31, 2006, at a university-based hospital. The outcomes included costs, hospital length of stay, use of preventive therapies (such as perioperative beta-blockers) and clinical outcomes. RESULTS: Of 1,282 patients, 117 (9.1%) underwent a perioperative medical consultation. Consulted patients were of a similar age, sex, and race, but more frequently had an American Society of Anesthesiologists score of 4 or higher (34.2% vs 13.0%; P < .001), diabetes mellitus (29.1% vs 16.1%; P < .001), vascular disease (35.0% vs 10.6%; P < .01), or chronic renal failure (23.9% vs 5.6%; P < .001). After adjusting for severity of illness and likelihood of receiving a consultation, patients were just as likely to have a serum glucose level of less than 200 mg/dL (<11.1 mmol/L), receive perioperative beta-blockers, or receive venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Consulted patients had a longer adjusted length of stay (12.98% longer; 95% confidence interval, 1.61%-25.61%) and higher adjusted costs (24.36% higher; 95% confidence interval, 13.54%-36.34%). Patients who had a consultation from a generalist did not receive different quality of care, but had costs and length of stay similar to nonconsulted patients. Our results may be influenced by unaccounted referral bias or severity of illness. CONCLUSIONS: Perioperative internal medicine consultation produces inconsistent effects on efficiency and quality of care in surgical patients. Modifying the consultative model may represent an opportunity to improve care.


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