The New York Times recently covered an article about the use of scribes in the medical industry (NYT). Although the use of scribes among hospitalists is unknown, there are reportedly 10,000 medical scribes working within hospitals and clinics. These scribes can cost between $20-$25 an hour, but anecdotally can save priceless time and energy for many types of physicians. Wondering how common this is among hospitalists; anyone out there using a scribe?
In my previous post, I discussed the challenges associated with measuring hospitalists’ patient satisfaction scores. I noted that CMS never designed the HCAHPS survey to evaluate the performance of individual providers or groups; it is only valid for assessing hospital-level performance related to patients’ experience of care. I also reviewed some structural impediments that likely […]
JAMA just published the largest trial I have seen on a Hospital at Home (HAH) model to date and the first one out in the last few years. It comes from Mount Sinai in NYC–who have led the pack in this style of care if national presentations are the judge. They launched the program three […]
In 2011-2012, an undergrad pre-med student performed an ingeniously simple but enlightening health policy study. Jamie Rosenthal called 122 hospitals across the U.S. (2 randomly selected hospitals from each state, plus Washington D.C., along with the 20 top-ranked orthopedic hospitals according to the US News and World Report rankings that year) and asked them what […]