Influence of in-house attending presence on trauma outcomes and hospital efficiency.

@article{Cox2014InfluenceOI,
  title={Influence of in-house attending presence on trauma outcomes and hospital efficiency.},
  author={Jessica A Cox and Andrew C. Bernard and Anthony J Bottiggi and P. K. Chang and Cynthia L. Talley and Brian P. Tucker and Daniel Lee Davenport and Paul A. Kearney},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2014},
  volume={218 4},
  pages={
          734-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The influence of in-house (IH) attendings on trauma patient survival and efficiency measures, such as emergency department length of stay (LOS), ICU LOS, and hospital LOS, has been debated for more than 20 years. No study has definitively shown improved outcomes with IH vs home-call attendings. This study examines trauma outcomes in a single, Level I trauma center before and after the institution of IH attending call. STUDY DESIGN Patient data were collected from the University of… CONTINUE READING
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