J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Sep 21. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06235-w. Online ahead of print.
Hospitalists provide a significant amount of direct clinical care in both academic and community hospitals. Peer feedback is a potentially underutilized and low resource method for improving clinical performance, which lends itself well to the frequent patient care handoffs that occur in the practice of hospital medicine. We review current literature on peer feedback to provide an overview of this performance improvement tool, briefly describe its incorporation into multi-source clinical performance appraisals across disciplines, highlight how peer feedback is currently used in hospital medicine, and present practical steps for hospital medicine programs to implement peer feedback to foster clinical excellence among their clinicians.