Study: Hospitalists Reduce Hospitalization Costs by $1,400 Per Stay

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that the cost of hospitalization for a neurologic surgery patient was reduced by an average of $1,439 when a hospitalist and surgeon co-managed the patient.

The study, led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco examined nearly 7,600 patients between June 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2008.

The study, however, found co-management did not impact patient mortality or readmission rates, length of stay or patient satisfaction. However, nurses and non-nurse health professionals perceived strong improvements in quality of care when co-management was used.

Read the Archives of Internal Medicine abstract on hospitalists.

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