Physicians who are employed to work exclusively in hospital settings, primarily for managed care organizations. They are the attending or primary responsible physician for the patient during hospitalization.
The branch of medicine concerned with the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Practitioners include physicians and non-physician providers who engage in clinical care, teaching, research, or leadership in the field of general hospital medicine.(from http://www.hospitalmedicine.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Hospitalist_Definition)
Professional practice as an employee or contractee of a health care institution.
Includes relationships between hospitals, their governing boards, and administrators in regard to physicians, whether or not the physicians are members of the medical staff or have medical staff privileges.
Medical complexes consisting of medical school, hospitals, clinics, libraries, administrative facilities, etc.
The upward or downward mobility in an occupation or the change from one occupation to another.
A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.
Ratio of output to effort, or the ratio of effort produced to energy expended.
Institutions with permanent facilities and organized medical staff which provide the full range of hospital services primarily to a neighborhood area.
A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.
The services rendered by members of the health profession and non-professionals under their supervision.
The quality or state of being independent and self-directing, especially in making decisions, enabling professionals to exercise judgment as they see fit during the performance of their jobs.
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Senior professionals who provide guidance, direction and support to those persons desirous of improvement in academic positions, administrative positions or other career development situations.
Subsequent admissions of a patient to a hospital or other health care institution for treatment.
Inflammation of the BRONCHIOLES.
The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.
Hospitals engaged in educational and research programs, as well as providing medical care to the patients.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
Health insurance providing benefits to cover or partly cover hospital expenses.
Fever accompanied by a significant reduction in the number of NEUTROPHILS.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
A bibliographic database that includes MEDLINE as its primary subset. It is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. PubMed, which is searchable through NLM's Web site, also includes access to additional citations to selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE, and links to other resources such as the full-text of articles at participating publishers' Web sites, NCBI's molecular biology databases, and PubMed Central.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
VERTEBRAE in the region of the lower BACK below the THORACIC VERTEBRAE and above the SACRAL VERTEBRAE.