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Chin DL, Wilson MH, Bang H
Comparing patient outcomes of academician-preceptors, hospitalist-preceptors, and hospitalists on internal medicine services in an academic medical center.
The aim of this study was to compare patient outcomes between hospitalist-preceptors and hospitalists working alone, and between hospitalist-preceptors and academician-preceptors. The researchers found that preceptor-led medicine services were associated with more readmissions within 30 days, shorter lengths of stay, and lower index admission-associated costs. However, they also found that when considering cumulative hospitalization costs, patients discharged by academician-preceptors incurred the highest cost and hospitalist-preceptors incurred the lowest cost.
Citation: Chin DL, Wilson MH, Bang H . Comparing patient outcomes of academician-preceptors, hospitalist-preceptors, and hospitalists on internal medicine services in an academic medical center. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Dec;29(12):1672-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2982-y.
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Hospital Readmissions, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Teams