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.

Hospitalist staffing requirements. (1/137)

CONTEXT: The use of hospitalists--physicians who spend a substantial portion of their time providing in-hospital care to the patients of primary care physicians--has been proposed as a way to decrease costs and increase the quality of inpatient care. COUNT: Number of full-time hospitalists. CALCULATIONS: Average daily census = annual admissions x length of stay divided by 365. Number of hospitalists = (average daily census divided by patients per hospitalist) + 1 extra hospitalist for night coverage. DATA SOURCES: The average number of patients per hospitalist was obtained from a National Association of Inpatient Physicians membership survey. A low estimate of 10 patients per hospitalist was used to account for the extra manpower needed for coverage during vacations and other time off. RESULTS: A hospital with 3000 admissions per year and an average length of stay of 5 days would have an average daily census of 41 patients and would need 5 full-time hospitalists. Hospitals with a lower patient volume would need fewer hospitalists and would probably need to find persons other than hospitalists to cover some nights and weekends. CONCLUSIONS: Simple calculations based on hospital admissions and length of stay can estimate the number of hospitalists required for adequate staffing. Requirements will vary with the hospitalists' workload; the patient case complexity; and the duties other than inpatient care that are required of hospitalists, such as consultations, skilled nursing facility coverage, quality improvement work, teaching, and research.  (+info)

Is hospitalism new? An analysis of medicare data from Washington State in 1994. (2/137)

CONTEXT: Managed care, increased disease severity, and more complex treatment options may be reasons for the recent enthusiasm for "hospitalists"--physicians who specialize in the care of inpatients. It is not clear, however, whether hospitalism is a new model for caring for inpatients or merely a new description for previously existing practice patterns. PRACTICE PATTERNS EXAMINED: The proportion of physician visits occurring in the hospital before the introduction of the term hospitalists. Five specialties were examined: family/general practice, general internal medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and pulmonology. DATA SOURCE: 1994 Medicare Part B claims data for beneficiaries 65 years of age and older who received all of their care in Washington State. RESULTS: For the average family/general practitioner, 10% of all Medicare visits occurred in the hospital. Corresponding figures for the other specialties were 20% for general internists, 36% for cardiologists, 38% for gastroenterologists, and 45% for pulmonologists. A substantial number of physicians devoted most of their Medicare effort to inpatient care (i.e., hospital visits > 50% of total visits). If this definition were used as a proxy for hospitalism, 4% of family/general practitioners, 10% of general internists, 20% of gastroenterologists, 29% of cardiologists, and 37% of pulmonologists would have been considered hospitalists in Washington State during 1994. On the other hand, 35% of family/general practitioners, 18% of general internists, 7% of both gastroenterologists and pulmonologists, and 4% of cardiologists did not bill Medicare for any inpatient visits and could reasonably be categorized as "officists." CONCLUSION: Physicians vary considerably in the proportion of their workload that occurs in the hospital or outpatient setting. Even before the term was coined, a considerable number of physicians were de facto "hospitalists."  (+info)

The impact of an inpatient physician program on quality, utilization, and satisfaction. (3/137)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an inpatient physician system initiated in June 1996 for all patients of a health maintenance organization admitted to the general medicine service of an urban teaching hospital. In the new program, attending physician duties were transferred from the patient's own general internist to another internist serving on a hospital-based rotation. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We compared the following measures before and after the new inpatient physician program began: (1) hospital length of stay and total charges, (2) outcomes related to quality of care, (3) primary care physician satisfaction, and (4) housestaff satisfaction. Differences before and after initiation of the inpatient physician program were evaluated using multivariate analyses to adjust for patient differences and secular trends. RESULTS: There were 2265 patients discharged from the general medical service in the year following implementation of the inpatient physician program. Postintervention average length of stay decreased from 3.5 to 3.0 days (P < .001). In multivariate analyses, average length of stay was reduced by 0.3 days (P = .008), and total hospital charges were reduced an average of $426 per admission (P = .001). In-hospital mortality rates, percentage of patients discharged home directly, and 30-day readmission rates did not change significantly in the postintervention period. Satisfaction among primary care physicians was high, with 90% of those answering a survey responding that they would recommend a similar program to other primary care groups. Medical housestaff satisfaction with their educational experience also increased. CONCLUSIONS: Implementation of an inpatient physician program at this institution significantly decreased resource utilization while maintaining or improving quality of care. Satisfaction with the program was high among primary care internists and housestaff.  (+info)

Potential reduction in mortality rates using an intensivist model to manage intensive care units. (4/137)

CONTEXT: Because of evidence suggesting that outcomes are better in "intensivist-model" intensive care units (ICUs), the Leapfrog Group's hospital safety standards propose that ICUs be managed by critical care physicians (intensivists) who work exclusively in the ICU. COUNT: Number of lives saved annually in the United States. CALCULATION: Lives saved = (number of ICU admissions x in-hospital mortality rate of ICU patients) x reduction in mortality rates associated with the intensivist model. DATA SOURCE: Reduction in mortality rate associated with intensivist-model ICUs was determined by performing a structured literature review from 1986 to the present using MEDLINE. Other variables were estimated from various data sources. RESULTS: In the nine studies that met our selection criteria, relative reductions in mortality rates associated with intensivist-model ICUs ranged from 15% to 60%. On the basis of the most conservative estimate of effectiveness (15% reduction), full implementation of intensivist-model ICUs would save approximately 53,850 lives each year in the United States. CAUTIONS: Given the large number of ICU patients and their high baseline risks, even modest reductions in mortality rates would save many lives. Because of potential constraints related to the workforce and other resources, the feasibility of fully implementing intensivist-model ICUs nationwide is uncertain.  (+info)

Program description: a hospitalist-run, medical short-stay unit in a teaching hospital. (5/137)

A hospitalist-run medical short-stay unit (MSSU) was created at a university-affiliated teaching hospital in Montreal in 1989. Its primary aim was to provide efficient and high-quality care to patients requiring a brief stay in hospital for short-lived medical conditions. After evaluation in the emergency department (ED), patients judged to have acute conditions requiring a short hospital stay are admitted directly to the MSSU. Conversely, patients with more complex conditions requiring a longer stay in hospital are admitted to a clinical teaching unit (CTU). Care in the MSSU is provided by a rotating group of hospitalists. Ensuring the admission of appropriate patients during non-daytime hours was the main difficulty identified. Preliminary evaluation of the MSSU suggested that ED consultants were effective at selecting suitable patients for admission to the MSSU, because only 1 in 5 patients later required transfer to other hospital wards. The 5 most common MSSU discharge diagnoses were asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infection and cellulitis. MSSU patients had a shorter length of stay, lower rates of in-hospital complications and lower rates of readmission within 30 days of discharge compared with CTU patients. Our hospitalist-run MSSU appears to offer a workable system of health care delivery for patients with acute, self-limited illness requiring a brief stay in hospital. The MSSU appeared to promote the efficient use of hospital beds without compromising patient outcomes, however, further research is required to compare the efficiency and outcomes of care directly with that provided by the traditional CTU system.  (+info)

Physician views on caring for hospitalized patients and the hospitalist model of inpatient care. (6/137)

We surveyed 241 board-certified internists affiliated with a large teaching hospital (Boston, Mass) before implementing a hospitalist service to determine attitudes towards providing inpatient care and the hospitalist model. Of physicians surveyed, 66% responded. Most disagreed that inpatient care is "an inefficient use of my time," only 10% felt a hospitalist service would improve patient satisfaction, and 54% felt it would hurt patient-doctor relationships. Multivariable analyses suggest that physicians physically furthest from their inpatient site were had more favorable attitudes toward the hospitalist model; more experienced and busier physicians were more negative. Future investigations should determine strategies for implementing the hospitalist model which address physicians' concerns.  (+info)

Trends in hospital medicine: hospitalist advantages revealed. (7/137)

Although research on hospitalists is in its infancy, this model appears to reduce health care costs while providing care of at least equal quality to that provided by primary care physicians. This paper reviews recent reports.  (+info)

Effects of an HMO hospitalist program on inpatient utilization. (8/137)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a health maintenance organization (HMO) hospitalist program on inpatient utilization. PATIENTS: The study sample consisted of patients admitted to the hospital for a routine, uncomplicated acute surgical or medical diagnosis included under Milliman and Robertson's Optimal Recovery Guidelines (ORGs). Evaluation involved comparison of 2 physician management groups: inpatients managed by staff primary care physicians (PCPs) (study group) and inpatients managed by network PCPs (comparison group). STUDY DESIGN: Data before and after introduction of the hospitalist program were available. From the same period, data were available from patients of network PCPs who managed their own inpatient stays (nonhospitalist comparison sample). Three outcomes were used to represent inpatient utilization: (1) number of inpatient stays meeting ORG goals; (2) number of inpatient stays not meeting ORG goals that had > or =1 medically necessary days; and (3) number of inpatient stays not meeting ORG goals that had > or =1 medically unnecessary days. RESULTS: Multiple logistic regression results indicated that inpatient stays were more likely to be within ORG utilization goals when managed by hospitalists vs nonhospitalists (P < .05). Introduction of the hospitalist program reduced the number of stays with unnecessary days among staff inpatients. There was an increase in stays with unnecessary days in the comparison group, ie, inpatients managed by network physicians. CONCLUSIONS: Full-time hospitalists are efficient managers of HMO inpatients. The ORGs for acute, uncomplicated diagnoses provided useful hospital utilization measures that captured inpatient management by hospitalists and PCPs.  (+info)

A hospitalist is a specialized medical doctor who practices hospital medicine, focusing on the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists are trained in internal medicine or pediatrics and are experts in managing acute illnesses, coordinating care between different specialists, and ensuring timely and safe transitions of care between inpatient and outpatient settings. They typically do not have outpatient clinical responsibilities and are available to manage patient issues around the clock while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists play a crucial role in improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of inpatient medical care.

Hospital medicine is a medical specialty dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Physicians who practice hospital medicine are called hospitalists. They are responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of a patient's hospital stay, including admission, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge planning. Hospitalists typically do not have outpatient responsibilities, allowing them to focus solely on the care of hospitalized patients.

The primary goal of hospital medicine is to improve the quality and safety of inpatient medical care by providing timely and efficient round-the-clock coverage, reducing length of stay, minimizing hospital readmissions, and enhancing communication between inpatient and outpatient providers. Hospitalists work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, specialists, social workers, and case managers, to ensure that patients receive the best possible care during their hospitalization.

Hospital medicine has become an essential component of modern healthcare systems due to its focus on improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, and enhancing overall patient satisfaction.

"Institutional practice," in the context of medical care, generally refers to medical services or procedures that are routinely provided as part of standard practices within a healthcare institution, such as a hospital or clinic. These practices are often based on established guidelines, protocols, or best practices that have been developed and adopted by the institution to ensure high-quality patient care and consistent outcomes.

Institutional practice may also refer to medical services or procedures that are provided within the context of a specific institutional setting, such as inpatient care versus outpatient care. Additionally, it can refer to medical practices that are unique to a particular institution, based on its resources, expertise, or patient population.

Overall, institutional practice is an important concept in healthcare, as it reflects the standardization and coordination of medical care within a specific setting, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and ensuring the safe and effective delivery of medical services.

I couldn't find a specific medical definition for "Hospital-Physician Relations," but I can provide information on what this term generally refers to in the healthcare industry.

Hospital-Physician Relations is a department or function within a hospital that focuses on building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships between the hospital and its medical staff, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals. This relationship-building aims to align the clinical and operational goals of both parties, improve patient care, increase physician satisfaction, and support the hospital's financial success.

The Hospital-Physician Relations department often handles tasks such as:

1. Onboarding new physicians and other medical staff members.
2. Providing education about hospital policies, procedures, and resources.
3. Facilitating communication between hospital administration and medical staff.
4. Addressing physician concerns and resolving conflicts.
5. Coordinating hospital committees with medical staff participation.
6. Organizing events and meetings for professional development and networking.
7. Supporting quality improvement initiatives and promoting evidence-based practices.
8. Assisting in the recruitment of new physicians to join the medical staff.
9. Monitoring and analyzing physician referral patterns and productivity data.
10. Ensuring compliance with regulations related to hospital-physician relationships, such as Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.

Overall, Hospital-Physician Relations plays a crucial role in fostering a collaborative environment where medical staff and hospitals can work together effectively to provide high-quality patient care.

Academic medical centers (AMCs) are institutions that combine medical care, research, and education in a single setting. They are typically affiliated with a medical school and often serve as teaching hospitals for medical students, residents, and fellows. AMCs are dedicated to providing high-quality patient care while also advancing medical knowledge through research and training the next generation of healthcare professionals.

AMCs often have a strong focus on cutting-edge medical technology, innovative treatments, and clinical trials. They may also be involved in community outreach programs and provide specialized care for complex medical conditions that may not be available at other hospitals or healthcare facilities. Additionally, AMCs often have robust research programs focused on developing new drugs, therapies, and medical devices to improve patient outcomes and advance the field of medicine.

Overall, academic medical centers play a critical role in advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and training future healthcare professionals.

Career mobility, in a medical context, refers to the ability of healthcare professionals to advance or move between different roles, positions, or departments within a healthcare organization or field. It can include lateral moves (changing to a similar position in another department) or vertical moves (promotion to a higher-level position). Career mobility is often facilitated by continuing education, professional development opportunities, and the acquisition of new skills and experiences. High career mobility can lead to better job satisfaction, increased compensation, and improved patient care.

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the medical care and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents, typically up to the age of 18 or sometimes up to 21 years. It covers a wide range of health services including preventive healthcare, diagnosis and treatment of physical, mental, and emotional illnesses, and promotion of healthy lifestyles and behaviors in children.

Pediatricians are medical doctors who specialize in this field and have extensive training in the unique needs and developmental stages of children. They provide comprehensive care for children from birth to young adulthood, addressing various health issues such as infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, developmental delays, behavioral problems, and chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and cancer.

In addition to medical expertise, pediatricians also need excellent communication skills to build trust with their young patients and their families, and to provide education and guidance on various aspects of child health and well-being.

In a medical context, efficiency generally refers to the ability to achieve a desired outcome with minimal waste of time, effort, or resources. It can be applied to various aspects of healthcare, including the delivery of clinical services, the use of medical treatments and interventions, and the operation of health systems and organizations. High levels of efficiency can help to improve patient outcomes, increase access to care, and reduce costs.

Community hospitals are healthcare facilities that provide a range of medical services to the local population in a given geographic area. They are typically smaller than major teaching or tertiary care hospitals and offer a more personalized level of care. The services provided by community hospitals may include general medical, surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric care, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic services such as laboratory testing, imaging, and rehabilitation.

Community hospitals often play an important role in providing access to healthcare for underserved populations and may offer specialized programs to address the specific health needs of the communities they serve. They may also collaborate with other healthcare providers, such as primary care physicians, specialists, and long-term care facilities, to provide coordinated care and improve outcomes for patients.

Overall, community hospitals are an essential component of the healthcare system and play a vital role in providing high-quality, accessible care to local populations.

Internal Medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases affecting adults. It encompasses a wide range of medical conditions, including those related to the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematological, endocrine, infectious, and immune systems. Internists, or general internists, are trained to provide comprehensive care for adult patients, managing both simple and complex diseases, and often serving as primary care physicians. They may also subspecialize in various fields such as cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, or infectious disease, among others.

Patient care is a broad term that refers to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses or injuries, as well as the promotion of health and the maintenance of mental and physical well-being. It involves a wide range of services and activities, including:

1. Medical history taking and physical examination
2. Diagnostic tests and procedures
3. Treatment planning and implementation
4. Patient education and counseling
5. Collaboration with other healthcare professionals
6. Continuity of care and follow-up
7. Emotional support and empathy
8. Respect for patient autonomy and dignity
9. Advocacy for patients' rights and needs
10. Coordination of care across different settings and providers.

Patient care can be provided in various settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, and community-based organizations. It can be delivered by a variety of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others.

The ultimate goal of patient care is to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes in terms of their health and well-being, while also respecting their values, preferences, and cultural backgrounds.

Professional autonomy in a medical context refers to the freedom and independence that healthcare professionals, particularly doctors, have in making clinical decisions and judgments regarding the care and treatment of their patients. This concept is based on the ethical principle of self-determination, which allows individuals to make informed decisions about their own health and well-being.

Professional autonomy encompasses several key elements, including:

1. Clinical judgment: The ability to evaluate a patient's condition, consider various treatment options, and make an evidence-based decision regarding the most appropriate course of action.
2. Informed consent: The process of ensuring that patients understand their medical condition, the proposed treatment plan, and any potential risks or benefits associated with the recommended care. Patients must provide their informed consent before any medical intervention can take place.
3. Confidentiality: The obligation to protect a patient's personal and medical information, sharing it only with those directly involved in the patient's care or as required by law.
4. Continuing professional development: The commitment to maintaining and updating one's knowledge and skills through ongoing education, training, and research.
5. Peer review and accountability: The responsibility to participate in peer review processes and be held accountable for one's actions and decisions, including any adverse outcomes or complications that may arise from treatment.

Professional autonomy is essential for maintaining the trust and confidence of patients, as it allows healthcare professionals to provide care that is tailored to each individual's unique needs and circumstances. However, this autonomy must be balanced with the need for collaboration, communication, and shared decision-making with other healthcare team members, as well as consideration for ethical principles such as non-maleficence (do no harm) and beneficence (acting in the best interest of the patient).

"Length of Stay" (LOS) is a term commonly used in healthcare to refer to the amount of time a patient spends receiving care in a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare facility. It is typically measured in hours, days, or weeks and can be used as a metric for various purposes such as resource planning, quality assessment, and reimbursement. The length of stay can vary depending on the type of illness or injury, the severity of the condition, the patient's response to treatment, and other factors. It is an important consideration in healthcare management and can have significant implications for both patients and providers.

I believe you may have made a typo in your question. The term you're asking about should be "mentor" instead of "mentors." A mentor is not a medical term per se, but I can certainly provide a general definition.

A mentor is a experienced and trusted advisor or guide who provides support, shares knowledge, and helps in the personal and professional development of an individual, often in a specific field or industry. In a medical context, a mentor could be a senior physician or researcher who guides and supports a medical student, resident, or fellow in their learning and career progression.

Patient readmission refers to the event when a patient who was previously discharged from a hospital or healthcare facility returns for further treatment, often within a specified period. It is measured as a percentage of patients who are readmitted within a certain time frame, such as 30, 60, or 90 days after discharge. Readmissions may be planned or unplanned and can occur due to various reasons, including complications from the initial illness or treatment, inadequate post-discharge follow-up care, or the patient's inability to manage their health conditions effectively at home. High readmission rates are often considered an indicator of the quality of care provided during the initial hospitalization and may also signify potential issues with care coordination and transitions between healthcare settings.

Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory infection in infants and young children, typically caused by a viral infection. It is characterized by inflammation and congestion of the bronchioles (the smallest airways in the lungs), which can lead to difficulty breathing and wheezing.

The most common virus that causes bronchiolitis is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but other viruses such as rhinovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza can also cause the condition. Symptoms of bronchiolitis may include cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, difficulty feeding, and fatigue.

In severe cases, bronchiolitis can lead to respiratory distress and require hospitalization. Treatment typically involves supportive care, such as providing fluids and oxygen therapy, and in some cases, medications to help open the airways may be used. Prevention measures include good hand hygiene and avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick.

Hospital costs are the total amount of money that is expended by a hospital to provide medical and healthcare services to patients. These costs can include expenses related to:

* Hospital staff salaries and benefits
* Supplies, such as medications, medical devices, and surgical equipment
* Utilities, such as electricity, water, and heating
* Facility maintenance and renovation
* Equipment maintenance and purchase
* Administrative costs, such as billing and insurance processing

Hospital costs can also be classified into fixed and variable costs. Fixed costs are those that do not change with the volume of services provided, such as rent or depreciation of equipment. Variable costs are those that change with the volume of services provided, such as supplies and medications.

It's important to note that hospital costs can vary widely depending on factors such as the complexity of care provided, the geographic location of the hospital, and the patient population served. Additionally, hospital costs may not always align with charges or payments for healthcare services, which can be influenced by factors such as negotiated rates with insurance companies and government reimbursement policies.

Patient discharge is a medical term that refers to the point in time when a patient is released from a hospital or other healthcare facility after receiving treatment. This process typically involves the physician or healthcare provider determining that the patient's condition has improved enough to allow them to continue their recovery at home or in another appropriate setting.

The discharge process may include providing the patient with instructions for ongoing care, such as medication regimens, follow-up appointments, and activity restrictions. The healthcare team may also provide educational materials and resources to help patients and their families manage their health conditions and prevent complications.

It is important for patients and their families to understand and follow the discharge instructions carefully to ensure a smooth transition back to home or another care setting and to promote continued recovery and good health.

A "Teaching Hospital" is a healthcare institution that provides medical education and training to future healthcare professionals, such as medical students, residents, and fellows. These hospitals are often affiliated with medical schools or universities and have a strong focus on research and innovation in addition to patient care. They typically have a larger staff of specialized doctors and medical professionals who can provide comprehensive care for complex and rare medical conditions. Teaching hospitals also serve as important resources for their communities, providing access to advanced medical treatments and contributing to the development of new healthcare technologies and practices.

Quality of health care is a term that refers to the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge. It encompasses various aspects such as:

1. Clinical effectiveness: The use of best available evidence to make decisions about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care. This includes considering the benefits and harms of different options and making sure that the most effective interventions are used.
2. Safety: Preventing harm to patients and minimizing risks associated with healthcare. This involves identifying potential hazards, implementing measures to reduce errors, and learning from adverse events to improve systems and processes.
3. Patient-centeredness: Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. This includes ensuring that patients are fully informed about their condition and treatment options, involving them in decision-making, and providing emotional support throughout the care process.
4. Timeliness: Ensuring that healthcare services are delivered promptly and efficiently, without unnecessary delays. This includes coordinating care across different providers and settings to ensure continuity and avoid gaps in service.
5. Efficiency: Using resources wisely and avoiding waste, while still providing high-quality care. This involves considering the costs and benefits of different interventions, as well as ensuring that healthcare services are equitably distributed.
6. Equitability: Ensuring that all individuals have access to quality healthcare services, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, age, or other factors. This includes addressing disparities in health outcomes and promoting fairness and justice in healthcare.

Overall, the quality of health care is a multidimensional concept that requires ongoing evaluation and improvement to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.

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  • He said that there are skills used at work that hospitalists can use at home - such as not getting upset with a child for crying about a spilled drink - in the same way that a physician wouldn't get upset with a patient concerned about a test. (medscape.com)
  • Communication by the hospitalists with the patients' personal family physician is almost non-existent. (kevinmd.com)
  • IPCM ) is a leading physician group practice company focused on the delivery of hospitalist medicine and related facility-based services. (prnewswire.com)
  • The hospitalist revolution is in full swing, but do these highly specialized physicians provide the same quality of care as the primary care physician who knows the ins and outs of a patient's history? (medpagetoday.com)
  • Based on billing records, they determined if the primary physician caring for the patient was a hospitalist, the patient's own PCP, or a "other generalist. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Hospitalists are physician providers and their payment is for professional services and would be best billed on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 1500 claim form. (hfma.org)
  • Traditionally, hospitalist services are billed on the CMS-1500 form and paid at physician fee schedules. (hfma.org)
  • Currently, our system employs hospitalists through one of our physician companies, not directly through our hospital. (hfma.org)
  • In general, hospitalists are paid based on the CMS professional services at a percentage that reflects the current physician rates in your area. (hfma.org)
  • When your child is ready to be discharged from Sentara RMH, our pediatric hospitalist team will coordinate follow-up care with the primary care physician and any outpatient tests and procedures as needed. (sentara.com)
  • At discharge, your hospitalist will send your inpatient information to your primary care physician for your records. (mountnittany.org)
  • If you do not have a primary care physician at the time of discharge, your hospitalist will refer you to one and will provide your inpatient information to that doctor. (mountnittany.org)
  • Your primary care physician may have asked a hospitalist to care for you throughout your stay at Fort Memorial Hospital. (forthealthcare.com)
  • Persons admitted to the Fort Memorial Hospital without a regular primary care physician will be cared for by the hospitalist. (forthealthcare.com)
  • Our client in Dayton, Ohio is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible physician for their Hospitalist opening. (physemp.com)
  • Kadlec is seeking a full-time Hospitalist Physician to interact with the center/hospital medical staff and sp. (physemp.com)
  • Additionally, our pediatric hospitalists will keep you and your child's primary care physician updated on your child's progress, communicating all necessary information. (pediatrix.com)
  • TeamHealth has an excellent, full-time job opportunity for a physician to join our hospitalist team at Piedmont Augusta Hospital Summerville Campus. (teamhealth.com)
  • Salina Regional Health Center , in Salina, KS, is now seeking a BE/BC Internal Medicine, Med/Peds or Family Medicine physician to join our hospitalist team! (practicematch.com)
  • A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • During your hospital stay, your hospitalist will communicate with your primary care physician to discuss your treatment needs and help provide for your follow-up care. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • What is the difference between a Hospitalist and a Primary Care Physician? (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • A hospitalist is a physician who works in the hospital setting only. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • UNC Health Rockingham has a current need for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our inpatient Hospitalist team. (unchealthcare.org)
  • And the biggest factors in lawsuits against hospitalists are diagnostic errors, according to a study by The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, which was presented earlier at the meeting, as reported by Medscape Medical News . (medscape.com)
  • BACKGROUND Hospitalist physician stress was exacerbated by the pandemic , yet there have been no large scale studies of contributing factors. (bvsalud.org)
  • While hospitalists typically are focused on inpatient care, population health is an area where hospitalists can take a leadership role beyond the hospital. (medscape.com)
  • Specially trained in caring for patients needing inpatient care, hospitalists are focused on you to make sure that you receive proper tests and procedures, and they will follow up with your treatment plan throughout the day. (mountnittany.org)
  • Fort Medical Group Hospitalists are permanent staff physicians dedicated to providing excellent, responsive and safe inpatient care at Fort Memorial Hospital. (forthealthcare.com)
  • Because hospitalists only treat hospitalized patients and do not have a regular clinic practice, they are available twenty four hours per day for inpatient care. (forthealthcare.com)
  • Because of their unusually deep understanding of inpatient care, hospitalists are able to recognize and diagnose disorders, anticipate problems, and rapidly respond to crises or changes in a patient's condition. (njfamily.com)
  • The Physicians whose primary professional focus is the post-hospital medical care of these patients are called Post-Hospitalists. (wikipedia.org)
  • The physicians who specialize in caring for patients in these type of facilities are Post-Hospitalists. (wikipedia.org)
  • More and more hospitalist programs are using scribes to streamline the workday--and make physicians happier. (medscape.com)
  • But because of the screwed up primary care payment system, many family physicians have given up hospital work for economic and many other reasons, so hospitalists have filled the void, often with the explicit support of hospital administrators. (kevinmd.com)
  • Hospitalists at MD Anderson Cancer Center are internal medicine physicians who care for very ill cancer patients in the hospital. (mdanderson.org)
  • Lindenauer and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the outcomes for patients treated by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians in a variety of practice settings. (aafp.org)
  • They compared length of stay, cost, in-hospital deaths, and all-cause readmission rates in patients cared for by family physicians, general internists, and hospitalists. (aafp.org)
  • The patients were cared for by 284 hospitalists, 993 general internists, and 971 family physicians. (aafp.org)
  • Family physicians had lower volumes of inpatients than hospitalists. (aafp.org)
  • After adjusting for principal diagnosis, patient characteristics, hospital characteristics, and case volume, the authors found a shorter hospital stay of 0.4 days in patients cared for by hospitalists compared with those cared for by general internists and family physicians. (aafp.org)
  • Fourteen-day readmission rates were 6.3 percent with hospitalists, 6.9 percent with general internists, and 6.7 percent with family physicians, whereas in-hospital death rates were 4.3, 4.5, and 4.1 percent, respectively. (aafp.org)
  • Cost of care was similar in hospitalists and family physicians, with mean costs ranging from $7,077 per case with family physicians to $8,078 with hospitalists. (aafp.org)
  • The authors conclude that, compared with family physicians, hospitalists reduce the length of stay by less than one half of a day, with similar death, readmission, and cost in patients with common diagnoses. (aafp.org)
  • But here comes a new study, entitled "Patient satisfaction with hospital care provided by hospitalists and primary care physicians," by Adrianne Seller and others. (blogspot.com)
  • When I was contacted, the plaintiff's attorney was about to file a lawsuit against all three physicians, including our friend the hospitalist, and was seeking another hospitalist's expert opinion to fortify his case. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • Today's Hospitalist's Coding articles provide hospitalist physicians the practical tips they need to thoroughly document their services and maximize their reimbursements. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • It is optional for Fort HealthCare primary care physicians to participate in the Hospitalist Program. (forthealthcare.com)
  • They may consult with the hospitalists at any time as this service is available to all physicians. (forthealthcare.com)
  • This Indiana Hospitalist position is open to both Internists and Family Medicine physicians. (physemp.com)
  • Day shift Hospitalist Team has 30 physicians and 16 APPs Flexible schedule options Semi-open ICU More than 200. (physemp.com)
  • Thus, according to SHM, "Many patients prefer hospitalists because they are on site 24/7 to answer questions regarding care, instead of primary care physicians who make rounds periodically. (njfamily.com)
  • This report documents findings from a study conducted by the Collaborating Center for Questionnaire Design and Evaluation Research (CQDER) to explore the feasibility of expanding this population to non-office-based physicians, including radiologists, pathologists, anesthesiologists, and hospitalists (such as surgeons, emergency room and intensive care unit physicians). (cdc.gov)
  • There is also the potential for ordering excessive diagnostic tests because hospitalists are not as familiar with the patient's history. (aafp.org)
  • That medical subspecialist recommended supportive care while the hospitalist ensured that the patient's hypertension was controlled and initiated DVT prophylaxis. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • A very dubious argument, this, when you consider that a medical subspecialist had already rendered his opinion that another surgical consult was not needed, and the hospitalist was on board only to manage the patient's blood pressure. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • Learn how hospitalists can spearhead the effort to curb inappropriate antibiotic use in their hospitals. (medscape.com)
  • More than one half of U.S. hospitals with 200 beds or more have hospitalists on staff, who are focused solely on inpatients. (aafp.org)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess offers state-of-the-art hospitalist care at its three community hospitals, staffed by the same specially-trained, board certified hospitalists as its Boston location. (bidmc.org)
  • In an efficiency and safety study conducted at a Delaware healthcare system, patients assigned to hospitalists who were responsible for more than 15 inpatients per day were linked to longer patient stays and higher costs than patients of hospitals with lighter patient loads. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • Elliott's finding 'changes the nature of negotiations between hospitals and hospitalists,' says Robert Wachter, MD, associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • As a GI Hospitalist at Inova, you will work with a team of GI Advanced Practice Providers to provide inpatient Gastroenterology consultation services, including emergent and non-emergent inpatient endoscopic procedures at one of our state-of-the-art hospitals. (healthecareers.com)
  • Our OB/GYN hospitalist teams deliver care to thousands of patients at hospitals and medical centers nationwide. (teamhealth.com)
  • For more information about the pediatric hospitalist program, call 540-689-1110 . (sentara.com)
  • SHM has 36 New Jersey-based doctors who describe themselves as either pediatric hospitalists or something similar in its database. (njfamily.com)
  • Dr. Maryanne LoFrumento, a writer and speaker on childcare and development, has been a pediatric hospitalist at Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Memorial Hospital for the past three years after having had a private pediatric practice. (njfamily.com)
  • That's what Pediatrix delivers with our pediatric hospitalist services. (pediatrix.com)
  • Dr. Thomas is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Mary Greeley Medical Center. (mcfarlandclinic.com)
  • Hospitalists, doctors who only see patients in the hospital, almost always in a shift work model, are the fastest growing "specialty" in medicine, from nothing about 15 years ago to about 50,000 today. (kevinmd.com)
  • Issues arise due to the size of patient panels, the number of hand-offs from one hospitalist to the next, the discoordination among multiple specialty consultations, and lapses that occur at and following discharge. (blogspot.com)
  • Crouse hospitalists are board certified in internal medicine, and many have, or are pursuing, training in specialty areas such as cardiology, nephrology and infectious disease. (crouse.org)
  • Prose founded General Medicine P.C.- The Post-Hospitalist Company, a health care practice devoted to the practice of Post-Hospitalist medicine in 1983. (wikipedia.org)
  • The practice of Post-Hospitalist medicine is still new in the United States and-while it has not yet reached widespread adoption- it is one of the faster growing of medical specialties. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hospitalist is the news publication for hospitalists throughout the United States, reporting on issues and trends in the practice of hospital medicine. (medscape.com)
  • SHM has 27 SIGs that are intended to "create communities of hospitalists around topics of interest, practice areas and/or care models. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Dr. Kaufmann says it's important for the SIG to give members a way to interact with other members, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic that made it harder for hospitalists in rural areas to find time for anything other than practice. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • It seems that the outcome of future litigation against hospitalists will revolve around how our scope of practice is defined, given the fact that ours is a field in which we don't yet have a substantial case history. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • Today's Hospitalist is a bimonthly magazine that reports on practice management issues, quality improvement initiatives, and clinical updates for the growing field of hospital medicine. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • The TeamHealth OB/GYN hospitalist model provides a work-life balance other practice models just can't match. (teamhealth.com)
  • Health Systems and Managed Care Organizations are now utilizing Post-Hospitalist specialists in their continuum of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • A must-have reference for hospitalists, intensivists, ICU nurses, and other rapid response team members, including those working in rural settings with few intensivists or specialists available for consults. (aacn.org)
  • The Hospitalist and any other consulting specialists are in charge of all your medical care while you are an inpatient. (forthealthcare.com)
  • The SHM explains, "…unlike medical specialists in the emergency department or critical-care units, hospitalists help manage patients through the continuum of hospital care, often seeing patients in the emergency room, following them into the critical care unit, and organizing post-acute care. (njfamily.com)
  • Hospitalists will visit you in your room daily and more often if needed throughout your hospital stay and direct your care with the rest of the hospital team - nurses, therapists, and other specialists. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • Post-Hospitalist Medicine is the discipline concerned with the medical care of patients residing in Post-Acute, Long-Term Care, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Facilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Post-Hospitalist Care is almost an art in itself", said Scott Sears, M.D. FACP, Chief Clinical Officer of Tacoma, Washington. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's looking at the whole continuum of care from a systems perspective, improving hand-offs and transitions" Scott Rissmiller, M.D., Chief Hospitalist at the Carolina Healthcare System. (wikipedia.org)
  • Today, managing their care in less costly Post-Acute and Long-Term Care settings such as LTACs, Rehabilitation Centers, Skilled Nursing, Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities is possible with the use of Post-Hospitalist Medical Services being provided on-site in these settings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Child care and odd hours always have been a challenge for hospitalists, they said, and for those in academia, any "wiggle room" in the schedule is often taken up by education, administration, and research projects. (medscape.com)
  • Hospitalist programs are expanding world-wide, but models of care may be very different than those in the US. (medscape.com)
  • There were some studies that I won't review much here that showed some benefits from hospitalists compared to "usual care" in highly controlled environments, outcomes such as a 0.4 per day decrease in length of stay with no reported increase in the readmission rate. (kevinmd.com)
  • Adam Singer , M.D., Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to have Dr. Weiner join IPC as he has a breadth of experience in clinical leadership, which will support our efforts to develop the highest quality hospitalists treating patients in both acute and post-acute settings throughout their entire episode of care. (prnewswire.com)
  • Would your primary care provider, someone who knows the ins and outs of your medical history, or a hospitalist, someone who knows the ins and outs of a complex healthcare behemoth, treat you better when you are hospitalized? (medpagetoday.com)
  • What she is pointing out is that, if hospitalists just take care of sicker patients than PCPs, wouldn't the readmission rate be higher for the hospitalists? (medpagetoday.com)
  • However, the hospitalist model requires transfer of care at admission and discharge. (aafp.org)
  • High-quality care means that you and your family have a hospitalist in the Medical Center who has learned about you and will do his or her best to get you well and back home as smoothly and as quickly as possible. (mountnittany.org)
  • As soon as you are admitted to Mount Nittany Medical Center, your hospitalist will spend time with you to go over your health records and gain as much information as possible to determine the best care for you. (mountnittany.org)
  • A study stops short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio, but 'workload does have implications for efficiency of care,' says the study's lead author. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • Higher patient loads lead to delays in care, poor communication, delivery of unnecessary care, medication errors, and complications due to a faster, more hurried pace, hospitalists say. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • And while this study stopped short of identifying the optimal hospitalist-to-patient ratio 'it does help people understand that at some point, workload does have implications for efficiency of care,' Elliott says. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • The study was limited to care by only one hospitalist group, prompting Elliott to caution that one study in one healthcare system is not enough to dictate policy. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • We are seeking a full-time GI Hospitalist to join our esteemed Gastroenterology division and provide exceptional care to patients with gastrointestinal conditions and diseases. (healthecareers.com)
  • Hospitalists treat patients who are hospitalized and usually in a more acute stage of their care. (forthealthcare.com)
  • There are more than an estimated 50,000 hospitalists in the United States, specializing in the acute care of patients during their hospital stay. (forthealthcare.com)
  • Hospitalist care has resulted in shorter hospital stays, lower treatment costs and fewer medical errors. (forthealthcare.com)
  • The hospitalist works closely with your primary care provider to promote continuity in your care during and after your hospital stay. (forthealthcare.com)
  • Provide excellent patient care while enjoying work-life balance as a TeamHealth OB/GYN Hospitalist. (teamhealth.com)
  • Hospitalists bring to the patient a unique expertise in the care of common acute disorders. (njfamily.com)
  • Hospitalists also care for patients who have no primary care doctor, and for patients who travel to large, regional medical centers where it's impossible for their regular doctor to come see them. (njfamily.com)
  • Hospitalists also know how to expedite and improve care since they are based within the hospital. (njfamily.com)
  • The hospitalist group within the Division of General Medicine provides comprehensive in-hospital care for patients admitted to the internal medicine service at University Hospital. (utah.edu)
  • As a hospitalist, she focuses on delivering compassionate, collaborative, and evidence-based care, and advocating for individuals as they overcome major health challenges. (tvc.org)
  • While in our care at CMC, a hospitalist will help oversee your medical needs. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • Hospitalists specialize in caring for complicated patient conditions and coordinating complex care. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • Too often, hospitalists don't hear about changes after the patient leaves their care, said Andrew Olson, MD, from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. (medscape.com)
  • Learn how one Texas hospital achieved top marks in patient satisfaction by instituting a hospitalist program, earning them the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. (medscape.com)
  • That third category were basically non-hospitalists who also didn't have a prior relationship with the patient - potentially cross-covering outpatient docs. (medpagetoday.com)
  • If 4 out of 5 patients rank their PCP and hospitalists in the highest category, then is there actually a problem with the patient experience at all? (blogspot.com)
  • The study findings are published in a recent JAMA Internal Medicine report examining the potential impact of increasing patient loads on hospitalists. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • Though regional recommendations range between having 10 and 15 patients per hospitalist, depending on typical patient mix and acuity, 40% of hospitalists in a recent survey said their workloads spiked beyond safe levels at least monthly. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • Wachter says that ordinarily a higher hospitalist-to-patient ratio would 'make you worry about' seeing more clinical judgment errors, which could result in higher mortality or readmissions. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • Patient encounters per shift: What's average for hospitalists? (todayshospitalist.com)
  • He is an internal medicine specialist who is regarded as a leader of the hospitalist movement. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • Post-Hospitalists provide these specialized medical services exclusively in these various types of post-acute facilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hospitalists describe the steps they've taken to prepare for the pandemic. (acponline.org)
  • Burnout Among Hospitalists During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic: a National Mixed Methods Survey Study. (bvsalud.org)
  • I went to a national meeting because, having come out of the heavily inhabited fishbowl of an academic medicine department," rural medicine was different, says Dr. Kaufmann, medical director of the adult inpatient and emergency department service line at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Asheville, N.C., and medical director of its hospitalist program. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • The number of hospitalists has been growing dramatically over time, as outpatient offices have gotten busier and more complex, leaving PCPs with little time to make rounds on the local wards. (medpagetoday.com)
  • What is a standard pricing methodology for hospitalists who provide both inpatient and outpatient services? (hfma.org)
  • How can hospitalists best utilize consultations to manage patients with gastroenterology disorders? (medscape.com)
  • You have the support of a world-class team, plus the benefits of a national network of OB/GYN Hospitalists who share and shape best practices. (teamhealth.com)
  • Swedish Medical Group is seeking a full-time Hospitalist to join its team in Seattle, Washington. (physemp.com)
  • The Spokane Sacred Heart Medical Center is seeking a full-time Hospitalist to join its established team in Sp. (physemp.com)
  • A hospital in Southeast Washington is looking to hire an experienced Hospitalist to join its team. (physemp.com)
  • The Crouse Health Hospitalist team is led by Medical Director James Leyhane, MD, FACP, SFHM, and Assistant Medical Director Andrew Garrett, MD, who provide clinical services as well as administrative oversight of the service. (crouse.org)
  • Our team of hospitalists share in providing inpatient services daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, with other local internists sharing in evening and night coverage. (crouse.org)
  • Dr. Weiner was one of the earliest proponents of hospitalists in Southern California , having utilized them at Lakeside since 1991. (prnewswire.com)
  • If this difference were true and causal, that means that there is one excess death for every 50 patients treated by a hospitalist -- and that could add up quickly. (medpagetoday.com)
  • It is important to make sure the coding for hospitalist services is done correctly. (hfma.org)
  • Your hospitalists know every specialist and department in the hospital and will coordinate with the services needed to advance your healing. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • Hospitalists can order tests, blood work, medications, and other services needed to diagnose and treat you. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • Within three years, she got involved in the SHM Special Interest Group (SIG) on Rural Hospitalists, in part motivated by what she heard at a forum about rural hospitalists at an SHM annual meeting. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Now, she's working with SHM membership engagement manager Kevin Vuernick and SIG vice chair Ken Simone, MD, SFHM, a hospitalist in Brewer, Maine, to boost SIG membership and reinvigorate the group. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Depending on group type, hospitalists saw big ups and downs in. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • The session, they insisted, was meant as a storytelling opportunity to humanize hospitalists' experience as they straddle work and family, not to offer clear solutions, although they did make suggestions in that vein. (medscape.com)
  • There is the concern that hospitalists' very work brings a higher infection risk to their children. (medscape.com)
  • Hospitalists are here to stay, and I, for one, am very thankful for the hard work they do. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Since our hospitalists work at Mount Nittany Medical Center, patients can ask a nurse to page a hospitalist if they wish to speak to him or her. (mountnittany.org)
  • What type of shift do hospitalists work? (todayshospitalist.com)
  • How many shifts do hospitalists work per month? (todayshospitalist.com)
  • Since hospitalist work only in the hospital setting, they are readily available to assist patients and their families and answer any questions they may have. (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • Assess remediable components of burnout in hospitalists . (bvsalud.org)
  • I nternists considering or actively planning a switch to hospital medicine can subscribe for free upon request to ACP Hospitalist , the College's monthly magazine reporting on trends in hospital medicine . (acpinternist.org)
  • ACP Hospitalist is distributed free of charge to individuals involved in hospital medicine. (acpinternist.org)
  • August's issue of ACP Hospitalist features articles on nutritional support, working with temporary surgeons and avoiding the common causes of medical mistakes. (acpinternist.org)
  • Coding Corner, a new section that will appear periodically in The Hospitalist, features common coding and/or billing issues hospitalists regularly face. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • In multivariable models, hospitalists and PCPs scored similarly in the highest satisfaction category, 79.2% ranked hospitalists in this category, 80.5%, of patients put PCPs in it. (blogspot.com)
  • How Much Responsibility Should Hospitalists Have in Readmission Prevention? (medscape.com)
  • How we define duty in a new field such as hospitalist medicine can be nebulous and vexing. (todayshospitalist.com)
  • Day and night shift hospitalist positions available at a 154 bed, community hospital. (physemp.com)
  • Also, hospitalists may be asked to consult on surgical patients when patients have other medical conditions that may require monitoring. (forthealthcare.com)
  • A report in The Hospitalist shows how much hospital administrators are spending to maintain some level of control over the hospitalist groups, how screwed up the AMA's CPT coding system is, and how screwed up the CMS's evaluation and management rules and fee schedules are. (kevinmd.com)
  • In the past, Wachter says, hospitalists may have believed they were overworked, 'but they didn't have the data to push back, to tell [hospital administrators], 'You're shooting yourself in the foot when you make us run this fast on the treadmill. (healthleadersmedia.com)
  • If you have any questions regarding our hospitalist program, please contact our office at 843-347-1523 . (conwaymedicalcenter.com)
  • The Hospitalist discusses public health, communication, and major health challenges with the new U.S. Surgeon General. (medscape.com)
  • Critical Access Health Center is looking to hire a Hospitalist near Olympia, WA area! (physemp.com)
  • In his new role, Dr. Weiner will lead the clinical functions of the Company and is charged with continuing the development of hospitalist leaders throughout IPC. (prnewswire.com)
  • Diabetes is one of the most common conditions hospitalists face, but patients with other endocrine disorders also pose a challenge. (medscape.com)
  • In addition to every article from the print issues, our website offers interactive features including blogs written by hospitalists, surveys asking hospitalists for their opinions on important issues, and the most comprehensive recruitment software listing jobs for hospitalists. (todayshospitalist.com)