Group #1: Jamie Newman (USA); Guilherme Barcellos (Brazil); Andrés Aizman (Chile); Fernando Rivera (USA); Luiz Rojas Orellana (Chile); Neil Winawer (USA); Esteban Gandara (Canada); Jairo Roa (Colombia)

Group#2 (2010-now): Guilherme Barcellos (Brazil); Jamie Newman (USA); Andrés Aizman (Chile); Daniel Grassi (Argentina); Fernando Rivera (USA); Luiz Rojas Orellana (Chile); Roberto Daniel Martinez (Argentina); Lucas Zambon (Brazil); Neil Winawer (USA); Esteban Gandara (Canada); Fabiana Rolla (Brazil)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When hospitalists stay longer, patients leave sooner

Researchers, led by Kenneth R. Epstein, FACP, now chief medical officer for Hospitalist Consultants, Inc. (HCI), found that as fragmentation increased, length of stay did, too. Dr. Epstein recently spoke with ACP Hospitalist about the study's results, problems with handoffs, and pros and cons of block schedules.

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