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Table 3 Summary statistics of the 65 comparative evaluations on hospitalist performance

From: Do hospitalist physicians improve the quality of inpatient care delivery? A systematic review of process, efficiency and outcome measures

Study characteristics Value
Study participants (n = 62)  
   Median 1,630
   Mean 10,272.1
   Range 45 to 314,590
Hospitalist physicians (n = 51)  
   Mean 15.4
   Median 6
   Range 1 to 284
Nonhospitalist physicians (n = 37)  
   Mean 156.5
   Median 46
   Range 1 to 1,964
Number of outcomes studied  
   Median 4
   Mean 4.7
   Range 1 to 17
Study quality score (maximum = 32)  
   Median 15
   Mean 14.9
   Range 5 to 26
Significant improvement by hospitalists on ≥1 quality indicator, n (%)  
   No improvement or worse performance 16 (24.6)
   Better quality on ≥1 indicator 46 (70.8)
   Unknown/significance not reported 3 (4.6)