Association of Communication Between Hospital-based Physicians and Primary Care Providers with Patient Outcomes

@article{Bell2008AssociationOC,
  title={Association of Communication Between Hospital-based Physicians and Primary Care Providers with Patient Outcomes},
  author={Chaim M. Bell and Jeffrey L. Schnipper and Andrew Auerbach and Peter Kaboli and Tosha B. Wetterneck and David V. Gonzales and Vineet M Arora and James Xiaohe Zhang and David O. Meltzer},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={381 - 386}
}
Patients admitted to general medicine inpatient services are increasingly cared for by hospital-based physicians rather than their primary care providers (PCPs). This separation of hospital and ambulatory care may result in important care discontinuities after discharge. We sought to determine whether communication between hospital-based physicians and PCPs influences patient outcomes. We approached consecutive patients admitted to general medicine services at six US academic centers from July… CONTINUE READING

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