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Do hospitalist physicians improve the quality of inpatient care delivery? A systematic review of process, efficiency and outcome measures

Heather L White1* and Richard H Glazier12

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 29 Moffatt Lane, Guelph, ON, N1G 5E8, Canada

2 The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room G1-06, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada

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BMC Medicine 2011, 9:58  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-58

Published: 18 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

Individual study results on hospitalist performance. Contains detailed results from the 65 included articles stratified by the type of quality area examined (Table 1: Processes of Care; Table 2: Operating Efficiency; Table 3: Clinical Outcomes).

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Additional file 2:

Checklist for assessing study quality, modified from Downs and Black. [42]. Provides full details on our modified methodological checklist and all evaluation criteria used to assign quality ratings.

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Additional file 3:

PRISMA Checklist: Do Hospitalist Physicians Improve the Quality of Inpatient Care? [43].

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