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Journal of General Internal Medicine

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13.06.2019 | Original Research

The Influence of Inpatient Physician Continuity on Hospital Discharge

Physicians usually have time commitments other than patient care, including administrative, teaching, research, and familial duties. Due to the nature of inpatient work, physicians often must change during a patient’s hospitalization to allow for …


Communicating Uncertainty: a Narrative Review and Framework for Future Research

Discussing the uncertainty associated with a clinical decision is thought to be a critical element of shared decision-making. Yet, empirical evidence suggests that clinicians rarely communicate clinical uncertainty to patients, and indeed the …


The Relationship Between Federal Housing Assistance and Uptake of Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Adults

Lower rates of cancer screening among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income populations may contribute to disparate cancer outcomes. 1 Federal housing assistance programs may potentially influence cancer screening disparities but has received …


Re-thinking How We Teach Quality Improvement: Adding Meaning to an ACGME Requirement

Over the last decade, quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) have become major foci of the United States’ healthcare system. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires the incorporation of QI/PS into …

13.06.2019 | Original Research

Implementing an Opt-in eConsult Program at Seven Academic Medical Centers: a Qualitative Analysis of Primary Care Provider Experiences

eConsult programs are becoming more widespread as health care systems seek innovative ways of lowering costs and improving specialty access. An eConsult is an asynchronous exchange through which a PCP places a consult electronically, which is then …

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The Journal of General Internal Medicine is the official journal of the Society of General Internal Medicine. It promotes improved patient care, research, and education in primary care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine. Its articles focus on topics such as clinical medicine, epidemiology, prevention, health care delivery, curriculum development, and numerous other non-traditional themes, in addition to classic clinical research on problems in internal medicine.

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