Liability impact of the hospitalist model of care.
Schaffer AC, Puopolo AL, Raman S, Kachalia A. J Hosp Med. 2014 Oct 21; [Epub ahead of print].
This review of closed malpractice claims found that hospitalists are less likely to be subject to malpractice claims than other internal medicine physicians and specialists. These findings counter the concern that hospitalists raise liability risk due to discontinuity of care. A related editorial suggests that an emphasis on diagnostic safety and interprofessional communication would improve safety in acute care settings with hospitalists.
Outcomes of care by hospitalists, general internists, and family physicians.
Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Kenwood C, Benjamin EM, Auerbach AD. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:2589-2600.
Use of an appreciative inquiry approach to improve resident sign-out in an era of multiple shift changes.
Helms AS, Perez TE, Baltz J, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27:287-291.
Avoiding handover fumbles: a controlled trial of a structured handover tool versus traditional handover methods.
Payne CE, Stein JM, Leong T, Dressler DD. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:925-932.
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Effects of the 2011 duty hour reforms on interns and their patients: a prospective longitudinal cohort study.
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