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  • costs
  • We will develop measures to assess the whether these possible mechanisms by which hospitalists may have their effects are related to costs and outcomes. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • patient's
  • The new method of operation, designed to control hospital costs, is to assign a patient a "hospitalist" -- a physician who knows nothing about the patient's medical history and is relying on a sick patient, or a frazzled family member, to fill in pertinent gaps in knowledge. (pjmedia.com)
  • Trying to connect with these revolving-door hospitalists is a nightmare and it leaves a critical void in not only the patient's care, but in the family's ability to know when, why and how the patient is being treated and how the patient is faring. (pjmedia.com)
  • Although everyone on a multidisciplinary team can bring something to the discussion that makes the team work better, social workers and hospitalists collaborate well in painting a more comprehensive picture of the patient's lifestyle, living habits, and needs. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • After working regularly with social workers and recognizing what they need to know, he says, "the hospitalist is more likely to say, 'the patient has Medicaid,' or 'the patient has this insurance,' [or] 'the patient has a home-health [caregiver] four hours a day and needs six or eight hours a day,' or 'the patient's going to need a subacute nursing facility. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • increasingly
  • Moreover, hospitalists increasingly take a role in managing hospital programs for quality improvement, patient safety and efficiency, and some now are involved in doctor training programs and in doing research on hospitalist care. (protomag.com)
  • In addition to that staggering figure, hospitalists increasingly have assumed care for many surgical patients, have staffed observation units, created procedure services, assumed care of many subspecialty services, and have taken the lead on hospital-based IT and quality-improvement (QI) endeavors, among other key services. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • surgical
  • If the hospitalist is following up for the surgical condition you need to verify that a transfer of care has occurred. (aapc.com)
  • Salary
  • Hospitalist salary comparisons. (studentdoc.com)
  • Additionally, hospitalists who reported a 71 to 90 percent base salary earned $213,542 in median compensation. (healthimaging.com)
  • The compensation methodology is still evolving, which provides increased potential for hospitalists to negotiate from a straight base salary to base salary-plus-incentive program based on production and quality metrics. (healthimaging.com)
  • Since these data indicate hospitalists with a higher percentage of base salary earn less median compensation, it's important for both the physician and the hospital system to understand and balance the relationship between compensation and productivity," he said. (healthimaging.com)
  • quality
  • But others argue that hospitalists are more about maximizing profits than quality care, and may even endanger patients by discharging them too soon. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • But to have a lasting impact, we need to continue to expand on this work to advance the national health research agenda by having hospitalists pursue clinical and comparative-effectiveness research, quality and safety research, health system innovations work, and even basic science research. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • A hospitalist investigator often explores areas that cross disease boundaries, or pursues work that falls into the realm of "quality and safety," which tends to have fewer funding opportunities. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • researchers
  • The goal in creating this award is to fulfill SHM's mission of promoting excellence in the practice of HM through research, and to build a generation of effective hospitalist researchers who can define and explore questions pertinent to the general medical care of hospitalized patients. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Services
  • Lingg, who works with hospitalist Dr. Rajan, director of hospitalist services at Greenwich Hospital, cites an example of the benefits of hospitalists' 24/7 availability: "We had a fairly young woman in her mid-40s who was the divorced mother of a 17-year-old son. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • In December 2010, Dr. Williams and hospitalist Matthew Schreiber, CMO of Piedmont Hospital, shared their experiences with Project BOOST at a national conference hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). (the-hospitalist.org)
  • role
  • The NNP/PA/hospitalist will function in an expanded collaborative role by planning and providing comprehensive, complete management of a primary caseload of critically-ill infants and their families. (simplyhired.com)
  • Amy Lingg, MS, MPA, works on the general medicine unit at Greenwich Hospital (Conn). She says the role of the hospitalist is fairly new at Greenwich. (the-hospitalist.org)