Good news for hospitalists

A recent NEJM study support their use:

“Even though the differences in length of stay we observed may on first blush appear as small, if you multiply those by the many thousands of admissions to hospitalist care each year, the effect can really be quite large,” lead author Dr. Peter Lindenauer of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield said in an interview. “This benefit did not come at the expense of increased mortality or a higher readmission rate so it didn’t seem to be a tradeoff” in quality of care.

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