Association of Care by Hospitalists on Discharge Destination and 30-day Outcomes After Acute Ischemic Stroke.
Med Care. 2011 Aug;49(8):701-7
Authors: Howrey BT, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS
The use of hospitalists is increasing. Hospitalists have been associated with reductions in length of stay and associated costs while not negatively impacting outcomes. We examine care for stroke patients because it requires complex care in the hospital and has high post discharge complications. We assessed the association of care provided by a hospitalist with length of stay, discharge destination, 30-day mortality, 30-day readmission, and 30-day emergency department visits.
PMID: 21765377 [PubMed - in process]