Multiple hepatic adenomas in a child with microvillus inclusion disease.
Digestive diseases and sciences
2013; 58 (10): 2784-2788
Resident perceptions of autonomy in a complex tertiary care environment improve when supervised by hospitalists.
2012; 2 (4): 228-234
Increasingly, academic hospitals have adopted hospitalist-based systems of inpatient pediatric care. Some studies comparing hospitalists with other attending physicians have suggested trainees are more satisfied with education from hospitalists. However, there are published concerns that the increased presence of hospitalists may reduce residents' autonomy. The objective of the current study was to evaluate pediatric residents' perceptions of their own autonomy after a broad ward restructuring to hospitalist-led teams.We analyzed data from standardized attending evaluations before and after a pediatric ward restructuring at an academic tertiary care hospital. Provision of most inpatient pediatric care changed from subspecialist-led teams to hospitalist-led teams. Numerical scores from evaluations before and after the restructuring were compared quantitatively. Comments from the evaluations were analyzed qualitatively to identify key themes.Before the restructuring, there were 65 evaluations of 5 hospitalists and 602 evaluations of 32 subspecialists. After the restructuring, there were 188 evaluations of 8 hospitalists. Hospitalists were rated significantly higher on all teaching attributes compared with all attending physicians before the restructuring. The attending role in promoting autonomy was mentioned infrequently and reflected residents' perceived lack of autonomy before the restructuring. The primary theme after the restructuring was autonomy, specifically emphasizing resident leadership and decision-making and the appropriate balance of resident autonomy and supervision.Although patient complexity was unchanged, a comparison of numerical ratings and resident comments before and after the restructuring indicates that hospitalists lead teams differently from subspecialists, with more emphasis on resident decision-making and autonomy.
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