Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 11, pp 774–777

Economic effects of community versus hospital-based faculty pneumonia care

  • Michael D. Stein
  • Scott Hanson
  • Dominick Tammaro
  • Lucy Hanna
  • Albert S. Most
Brief Reports

DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1497.1998.00231.x

Cite this article as:
Stein, M.D., Hanson, S., Tammaro, D. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (1998) 13: 774. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.1998.00231.x

Abstract

To compare the length of stay and charges for patients with pneumonia admitted in 1995 to the teaching and nonteaching services of a Northeastern teaching hospital, we reviewed the charts of 237 patients. Patients cared for by hospital-based generalists working with housestaff (teaching service) were discharged more quickly and with lower or equivalent charges than patients cared for by community-based attending physicians working either with housestaff (private teaching service) or alone (nonteaching service). Academic teaching services staffed by general medicine faculty may provide efficient inpatient pneumonia care.

Key words

pneumonia cost of care hospital-based generalists community-based generalists teaching service hospitalists 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Stein
    • 1
  • Scott Hanson
    • 1
  • Dominick Tammaro
    • 1
  • Lucy Hanna
    • 1
  • Albert S. Most
    • 1
  1. 1.Rhode Island HospitalBrown University School of MedicineProvidence

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