85% of Hospitalists Co-Manage Hospital Patients1. The Specialty-Hospitalist Trend is Growing Especially within Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Acute-Care Surgery2.

Orthopedic and Surgical Patients are Often Co-Managed
by Hospitalists

  • Orthopedic co-management increased 47% and orthopedic DRGs grew
    from 5% to 40%3 (2001-2006)
  • 20-30% of Emergency Department (ED) unassigned co-surgical
    admissions can go to hospitalists4
  • The percent of orthopedic DRGs for patients treated by hospitalists
    grew to 59%5
  • 55-60% of ED unassigned admissions can go to hospitalists6

Hospital Medicine is the Fastest Growing Medical Specialty

  • 84% of teaching hospitals have at least 3 hospitalists on staff7
  • 89% of hospitals with >200 beds have hospital medicine programs8
  • The odds of receiving care from a hospitalist increased by 29% per year
    from 1997-20069
  • The percent of all claims for inpatient evaluation & management services
    by general internists attributed to hospitalists increased from 9% to 37%
    from 1995-200610 and are projected to reach 60% in 201111

growth in % of all claims by hospitalists

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1Readership Survey for SHM, August 2010. ©Kantar Media Professional Health.
2SHM, data on file
3Yong-Fang et al. "Growth in the Care of Older Patients by Hospitalists in the United States." The New England Journal of Medicine; 360-1102-12., March 2009.
4Buser, Martin. "Hospitalist programs in the Age of Healthcare Reform." Journal of Healthcare Management 55:6, November/December 2010.
5Yong-Fang et al. "Growth in the Care of Older Patients by Hospitalists in the United States." The New England Journal of Medicine; 360-1102-12., March 2009.
6Buser, Martin. "Hospitalist programs in the Age of Healthcare Reform." Journal of Healthcare Management 55:6, November/December 2010.
7Yong-Fang et al. "Growth in the Care of Older Patients by Hospitalists in the United States." The New England Journal of Medicine; 360-1102-12., March 2009.
8AHA Annual Survey files for 2003-2009, data on file.
9Yong-Fang et al. "Growth in the Care of Older Patients by Hospitalists in the United States." The New England Journal of Medicine; 360-1102-12., March 2009.
10ibid
11SHM, data on file
12Odds ratios are for the odds that patients who were receiving care from physicians in general internal medicine would receive all their care from hospitalists

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