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ACGME-compliant staffing model reduces costs for UCSF?s Benioff Children?s Hospital

Residency Program Insider, June 14, 2011

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When the ACGME released its new Common Program Requirements, many balked at the estimated cost of implementing and remaining compliant with the new rules. However, the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital found that the right staffing model can reduce hospitalization costs by 11% and shorten lengths of stay by 18%, reports Hospitalist News Digital Network.

“In September 2008, UCSF expanded and reorganized its pediatric inpatient hospitalist service, moving from a traditional call model to a shift-based staffing model. In the process, the hospital eliminated cross-coverage of different teams in favor of dedicated night teams that were subsets of their day teams,” the article states.

Read more about how UCSF changed its staffing and cut cost on Hospitalist News Digital Network.



 



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