PhD David Meltzer MD

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Little is known about how often patients desire and experience discussions with hospital personnel regarding R/S (religion and spirituality) or what effects such discussions have on patient satisfaction. We examined data from the University of Chicago Hospitalist Study, which gathers sociodemographic and clinical information from all consenting general(More)
The accuracy of information transferred during hand-offs is uncertain. To describe the frequency, types, and harm potential of medication discrepancies in resident-written sign-outs. Retrospective cohort study. Internal Medicine interns and their patients at a single hospital in January 2006. Daily written sign-outs were compared to daily medication lists(More)
P burnout is an escalating problem receiving little attention from health care leaders. Burnout is a long-term stress reaction which includes emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment. Physician burnout rates range from 30–65 % across medical specialties, with the highest rates experienced by those at the front(More)
Hospital care of general medicine patients has been an important part of general internal medicine since its inception, but has received increased attention since the advent of the hospitalist movement in the United States. 1 Three papers in this issue address issues of importance to hospitalized general medicine patients and illustrate areas of challenge(More)
BACKGROUND: Entry into general internal medicine (GIM) has declined. The effect of the inpatient general medicine rotation on medical student career choices is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of student satisfaction with the ipatient general medicine rotation on pursuit of a career in GIM. DESIGN: Multicenter cohort study. PARTICIPANTS:(More)
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether professional interpreter services increase the delivery of health care to limited-English-proficient patients. DESIGN: Two-year retrospective cohort study during which professional interpreter services for Portuguese and Spanish-speaking patients were instituted between years one and two. Preventive and clinical service(More)
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