Hospitalists reduce hospital stays for high-risk surgery patients

10/6/2009 | United Press International

Loyola University researchers said having hospitalists who are trained to manage complications help care for high-risk surgery patients reduces hospital lengths of stay. The study, published in Orthopedics, showed patients cared for by hospitalists had an average LOS of 3.8 days compared with an expected stay of 5.5 days.

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