Table 3

Summary statistics of the 65 comparative evaluations on hospitalist performance

Study characteristics

Value


Study participants (n = 62)

Median

1,630

Mean

10,272.1

Range

45 to 314,590

Hospitalist physicians (n = 51)

Mean

15.4

Median

6

Range

1 to 284

Nonhospitalist physicians (n = 37)

Mean

156.5

Median

46

Range

1 to 1,964

Number of outcomes studied

Median

4

Mean

4.7

Range

1 to 17

Study quality score (maximum = 32)

Median

15

Mean

14.9

Range

5 to 26

Significant improvement by hospitalists on ≥1 quality indicator, n (%)

No improvement or worse performance

16 (24.6)

Better quality on ≥1 indicator

46 (70.8)

Unknown/significance not reported

3 (4.6)


White and Glazier BMC Medicine 2011 9:58   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-58

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