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Peds hospitalist care saves money.

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
P S Bellet, R C Whitaker
OBJECTIVES: Inpatient medical services supervised by pediatric hospitalist physicians are a new development in academic medical centers in the United States. In a large pediatric teaching hospital, we compared length of stay, readmission rates, and hospital charges for children admitted to medical services with and without a hospitalist system of care. DESIGN: This retrospective observational study compared a baseline year of a traditional ward service (TS) with a subsequent year of a new hospitalist system of care called the Generalist Inpatient Service (GIS)...
March 2000: Pediatrics
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