Mortality Higher for Patients Treated by Inexperienced Hospitalists


Experience matters when it comes to hospitalists and patient outcomes—at least during that critical first year of practice. A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that patients cared for by hospitalists in their first year of experience had higher mortality rates than patients cared for by more experienced doctors. The researchers said that the findings suggest that hospitalists who are very early in their medical careers may need additional support to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. The study, from researchers based at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and the Medical College of Wisconsin, reviewed a... Read More

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