This analysis linked Hospital Quality Alliance data (for composite measures of quality of care in AMI, CHF, and pneumonia) to American Hospital Association data (for presence of hospitalists) and found higher quality measures in hospitals with hospitalists, compared to those without (abstract). This adds to existing literature linking hospitalists to higher hospital-level quality measures.
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.