If you’re part of a hospitalist program you can bet your administration will be tracking your length of stay and charges per case. Hospitals tend to lose money on Medicare inpatients, and hospitalists can help stop the bleeding.
That’s why an article in the American College of Physicians publication ACP Hospitalist is timely. It contains tips for efficient care of hospitalized patients and was written by Dr. Robert M. Centor, better known to many of us as DB of DB’s Med Rants. Very helpful stuff.