Robert J. Wolosin

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BACKGROUND Hospitals use patient satisfaction surveys to assess their quality of care. A key question is whether these data provide valid information about the medically related quality of hospital care. The objective of this study was to determine whether patient satisfaction is associated with adherence to practice guidelines and outcomes for acute(More)
The number of hospitalists in the US is growing rapidly, yet little is known about their worklife to inform whether hospital medicine is a viable long-term career for physicians. Determine current satisfaction levels among hospitalists. Survey study. A national random stratified sample of 3,105 potential hospitalists plus 662 hospitalist employees of three(More)
A brief, simple intervention designed to increase the adherence of female patients to their physicians' recommendations for screening mammograms was tested in several midwestern sites. Compared with a control group in which women were examined, told about mammography, and instructed to make an appointment for themselves, an intervention that scheduled(More)
BACKGROUND The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards for pain management for hospitals took effect on January 1, 2001. A study was conductedto determine whether, and to what degree, patients' ratings of their satisfaction with pain control had changed during the four years after implementation of the Joint Commission(More)
BACKGROUND Observers predict that the influx of women into the medical profession will alter the way in which medicine is practiced, incorporating more "feminine" values of caring, listening to patients, and patient centeredness, in contrast to the "masculine" values of curing, dictating to patients, and care provider centeredness. Consequently, patient(More)
This study examines elderly and advanced elderly inpatients' perceptions of acute care service quality, prioritises opportunities for quality improvement, and assesses variation in patients' satisfaction with care. Psychometrically-validated postal questionnaires were sent to random samplings of patients discharged from the US acute care facilities in 2002(More)
OBSERVATION Among quality-of-care data types, patient satisfaction with care is a direct expression of patients and is related to important outcomes. To what degree are patients of family physicians satisfied with their care? What do their responses indicate about opportunities for quality improvement? Until now, national, representative data pertaining to(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly two-thirds of hospitals in the United States are served by hospitalist physicians. How hospitalist work patterns and job satisfaction vary across various practice models is unknown. METHODS We administered the Hospitalist Worklife Survey to a randomized stratified sample of 3105 potential hospitalists and 662 hospitalist members of 3(More)
BACKGROUND Person-job fit is an organizational construct shown to impact the entry, performance, and retention of workers. Even as a growing number of physicians work under employed situations, little is known about how physicians select, develop, and perform in organizational settings. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to validate in the hospitalist physician(More)
Little is known about the current status of hospitalized patients' perceptions of safety or what affects them. This study analyzes safety ratings data of more than 600,000 patients. After describing how patients rate their safety in US acute care hospitals, we delineate the greatest opportunities for improving patient experiences of safety in hospitals. In(More)