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Patience satisfaction key to hospitalist program success

Hospitalist Leadership Connection, October 2, 2007

Some medical experts are concerned that patients will not accept hospitalists. However, current studies, medical literature and experiences indicate that patients do accept hospitalists when the hospitalist program is managed effectively and staffed by caring practitioners

As patients continue to recognize hospitalists' positive effect on patient care-including the ability to quickly address a patient's question or problem during the hours that the attending physician is unavailable-the acceptance of these new practitioners will increase. Increase patient satisfaction is yet another indication of hospitalists' effectiveness.

Read Hospitalist Program: Management Guide, by Jeffrey R. Dichter, MD, FACP, and Leslie E. Cowan, RN, BSN, and learn more tips on how to running a successful hospitalist program.

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