Hospitalists at an Academic Medical Center, Part 2: Guidelines and Suggestions for the Successful Expansion of a Voluntary Pilot Hospitalist Program.
Hosp Top. 2011 Oct;89(4):82-91
Authors: Frank E, Paul DP, Nersesian R
Abstract Previously, the authors discussed the successful introduction of a pilot hospitalist program at an academic medical center. Here they examine best practices for the expansion of such a program. Many studies have shown hospitalists to be associated with improvements in hospital quality indicators such as decreased length of stay, but the conditions necessary for the expansion of a hospitalist program have received considerably less attention. The authors review guidelines and empirical evidence from the literature for the successful implementation of hospitalist programs generally and present specific recommendations for a previously described pilot hospitalist program at an academic medical center.
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