The Use of Hospitalists by Small Rural Hospitals: Results of a National Survey.

@article{Casey2014TheUO,
  title={The Use of Hospitalists by Small Rural Hospitals: Results of a National Survey.},
  author={Michelle M. Casey and Peiyin Hung and Ira S. Moscovice and Shailendra Prasad},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  year={2014},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={356-66}
}
Research on hospitalist programs has primarily focused on large, urban facilities. To fill a gap in the literature on hospitalist use in rural hospitals, the authors conducted a national survey of 402 rural hospitals with 100 or fewer beds that had reported having hospitalists. The survey examined reasons for using hospitalists, characteristics of hospitalist practices, and the impacts of hospitalist use in rural settings. Rural hospitals most commonly establish a hospitalist program to address… CONTINUE READING
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