The August 2nd citation, Association of Hospitalist Care With Medical Utilization After Discharge: Evidence of Cost Shift From a Cohort Study, generated an enormous amount of attention.The response was significant, and many of the letters published are worth reading (in particular, Dan Brotman’s).
Regardless, they are all notable, so have a look. Hospitalist leaders should be facile with the many angles of this study, as others you interact with are sure to reference its findings.
There is an orange tree in our backyard planted around the birth of our first child. It thrives 11 years later, providing a plentiful bounty of fruit each winter. Nearby, a mango tree was planted when our second daughter was born. That tree never made it; the roots didn’t take hold, and it was gone […]
“We are playing the same sport, but a different game,” the wise, thoughtful emergency medicine attending physician once told me. “I am playing speed chess – I need to make a move quickly, or I lose – no matter what. My moves have to be right, but they don’t always necessarily need to be the […]
“One-out-of-three”. I’m going to say that one more time: “One-out-of-three”. That’s the amount of medical resources that a group of surveyed hospitalists believe is used toward defensive medicine. Can you think of any other aspect of your life in which 1/3 of your decisions are made, not to optimize the outcome, but “just to be […]