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Implementation of a hospitalist-run observation unit and impact on length of stay (LOS): a brief report.

Leykum LK, Huerta V, Mortensen E. Implementation of a hospitalist-run observation unit and impact on length of stay (LOS): a brief report. Journal of hospital medicine. 2010 Nov 1; 5(9):E2-5.

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Abstract:

Implementation of a hospitalist-run observation unit was associated with a significantly decreased LOS for all patients regardless of location, suggesting that the unit has led to more efficient care.





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