In this retrospective cohort of US teaching and non-teaching hospitals, teaching intensity was favorably associated with many publicly reported quality measures but not all, and was unfavorably associated with patient satisfaction. Costs were similar, but advanced technologies were associated with teaching hospitals. Teaching hospitals offer advanced technology and high quality at similar cost, but patient satisfaction tends to be lower (abstract)
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.