Identifying potential predictors of a safe attending physician workload: a survey of hospitalists.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
In this national survey of attending hospitalists, 40% of respondents reported an unsafe, high workload at least once in the prior month. Physicians working without midlevel assistance or housestaff were more likely to report an unsafe workload, and those working within systems with census control (patient caps, fixed bed capacity, or staff augmentation plans) were less likely to report an unsafe workload.