Hospitalist Program Review

The NPRC Hospitalist Program Review evaluates the key components of a hospitalist program to identify specific causes of poor outcomes and provide findings and recommendations to enhance and monitor the program’s performance in accordance with evolving standards.

Since 1996, the hospitalist model of patient care has experienced phenomenal growth in the United States due to its potential to reduce hospital costs. As a result, hospitalists now provide a significant amount of patient care in many hospitals. However, several published studies indicate that there is considerable variance between the ability of existing hospitalist programs to reduce costs and lengths of stay, improve the clinical quality of care of patients and to increase patient satisfaction.

In order to assist hospitals in achieving these goals, NPRC’s Hospitalist Program Review includes an assessment of the administrative operations of the hospitalist program and/or the medical care provided by the hospitalists, depending on the needs of the hospital. NPRC’s thorough assessment of the hospitalist program identifies all of the issues, both large and small, that may be contributing to the program’s suboptimal outcomes, high costs or overutilization of hospital resources.

In addition to providing clear, concise findings, NPRC’s experts provide the hospital with extensive recommendations and coordinate these recommendations to achieve optimal administrative processes and quality of care within the hospitalist program.