Do hospitalist physicians improve the quality of inpatient care delivery? A systematic review of process, efficiency and outcome measures.
BMC Med. 2011 May 18;9(1):58.
The majority of reviewed articles demonstrated that hospitalists were efficient providers of inpatient care observed by reductions in the average lengths of stay (69%) and total hospital costs (70%) of their patients; however, the clinical quality of hospitalist care appears to be comparable to that provided by their colleagues.