Can Hospitalists Cross the Quality Chasm?

Terry, Ken
June 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jun2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p52
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the role of hospitalists in improving the quality and safety of U.S. hospitals. As hospitals increasingly focus on quality and safety, they are leaning more and more on hospitalists. The Society of Hospital Medicine says that 86 percent of hospitalists are involved to some extent in quality and safety activities. At Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts, where Boutwell practices, the 25 hospitalists form about 9 percent of the staff, admit 90 percent of the medicine patients and comanage many surgical patients. INSET: Board Certification Looms.


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