Don’t be surprised if in the coming years your family doctor, pediatrician, or general internist adds the name of a local hospital to his or her shingle.
They are called hospital-based checklists. They can be used to make certain that important steps are not missed in patient care. However, they are not always used in the Operating Room. A new report suggests they should be.
Most hospitals are going to a business model where they employ physicians – a model that could end up costing the hospitals more than in the past.