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

Michtalik HJ, Yeh H-C, Pronovost PJ, et al. JAMA internal medicine. 2013;173:375-7.

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.