Journal Article

Impact of attending physician workload on patient care: a survey of hospitalists.

Michtalik HJ; Yeh H; Pronovost PJ; Brotman DJ.

Excessive workloads for nurses and resident physicians have previously been associated with adverse events. This survey found that 40% of attending hospitalists felt their inpatient census exceeded safe levels at least monthly and that busy workloads may adversely impact their patient care.