publication . Article . 2016

Hospital employment of physicians does not improve quality

Richard Robbins;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Sep 2016 Journal: Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care (issn: 2160-6773, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arizona Thoracic Society
No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The Annals of Internal Medicine posted a manuscript online today reporting that the growing trend of physician employment by hospitals does not improve quality (1). In 2003, approximately 29% of hospitals employed members of their physician workforce, a number that rose to 42% by 2012. The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study of U.S. acute care hospitals between 2003 and 2012 and examined mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, length of stay, and patient satisfaction scores for common medical conditions for 803 hospitals that switched to the employment model compared with 2085 control hospitals...
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