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Evaluating communication between pediatric primary care physicians and hospitalists.

Abstract

To determine the preferences for and satisfaction with communication between pediatric primary care physicians (PCPs) and hospitalists, 2 surveys (PCP and hospitalist versions with matching questions) were developed. Overall, PCPs were less satisfied than hospitalists with communication (P < .01). The 2 provider types had differing opinions on responsibility for care after hospital discharge, with hospitalists more likely than PCPs to assign responsibility to the PCP for pending labs (65% vs 49%; P < .01), adverse events (85% vs 67%; P < .01), or status changes (85% vs 69%; P < .01). Whereas satisfaction with and preferences for patient-related communication differed between hospitalists and PCPs, the incongruent views on the responsibility for care after patient discharge have major implications for safety particularly if poor communication occurs at discharge. Successful transitions from the hospital to primary care require communication between hospitalists and PCPs to be consistent, timely, and informative with responsibility for care discussed at discharge.

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    Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA.

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    Clinical pediatrics 50:10 2011 Oct pg 923-8

    MeSH

    Adult
    Attitude of Health Personnel
    Child
    Communication
    Female
    Health Care Surveys
    Hospitalists
    Humans
    Interprofessional Relations
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Pediatrics
    Physicians, Primary Care
    Quality of Health Care
    Surveys and Questionnaires
    Workforce

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21576183

    Citation

    Ruth, Jennifer L., et al. "Evaluating Communication Between Pediatric Primary Care Physicians and Hospitalists." Clinical Pediatrics, vol. 50, no. 10, 2011, pp. 923-8.
    Ruth JL, Geskey JM, Shaffer ML, et al. Evaluating communication between pediatric primary care physicians and hospitalists. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50(10):923-8.
    Ruth, J. L., Geskey, J. M., Shaffer, M. L., Bramley, H. P., & Paul, I. M. (2011). Evaluating communication between pediatric primary care physicians and hospitalists. Clinical Pediatrics, 50(10), pp. 923-8. doi:10.1177/0009922811407179.
    Ruth JL, et al. Evaluating Communication Between Pediatric Primary Care Physicians and Hospitalists. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011;50(10):923-8. PubMed PMID: 21576183.
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