Effects of Physician Experience on Costs and Outcomes on an Academic General Medicine Service: Results of a Trial of Hospitalists

@article{Meltzer2002EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Physician Experience on Costs and Outcomes on an Academic General Medicine Service: Results of a Trial of Hospitalists},
  author={D. Meltzer and W. Manning and J. Morrison and M. Shah and Lei Jin and Todd A. Guth and W. Levinson},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={137},
  pages={866-874}
}
Context Despite the growing number of hospitalist physicians in the United States, evidence about their effect on outcomes of care is limited. Contribution This observational study suggests that patients cared for by hospitalists had shorter hospital stays, lower costs, and lower short-term mortality compared with patients cared for by nonhospitalists. These differences became evident only in the second year of the hospitalist program, suggesting that hospitalists' skills improve with… Expand
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