A meta-analysis suggests that burnout may be associated with lower quality of care, but the effect may be less because of study limitations.
We cannot optimally improve outcomes of hospitalized patients if we don’t have patients’ perspectives.
Hospitalists are a natural bridge between clinical work and the training of residents and medical students.
What hospitalist reimbursement models are associated with value-based care culture?
Adjustment for characteristics not used by Medicare reduces hospital variations in readmission rates
Can differences in hospital readmission rates be explained by patient characteristics not accounted for by Medicare?
Practicing high-value care is not just a matter of ordering fewer tests.
Is physician burnout associated with more patient safety issues, low professionalism, or poor patient satisfaction?
There are better options than pay-for-performance programs.
Both in and out of the hospital, adverse drug reactions remain a problem.
Quality improvement is crucial in today’s health care environment.