Published Online: April 22, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.405
Author Contributions: Drs Michtalik and Brotman had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Michtalik, Pronovost, Spetz, and Brotman. Acquisition of data: Michtalik. Analysis and interpretation of data: Michtalik, Pronovost, and Marsteller. Drafting of the manuscript: Michtalik and Pronovost. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Michtalik, Pronovost, Marsteller, Spetz, and Brotman. Statistical analysis: Michtalik. Obtained funding: Michtalik. Administrative, technical, and material support: Michtalik and Pronovost. Study supervision: Michtalik, Spetz, and Brotman.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant T32 HP10025-17-00 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIH/Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research KL2 Award 5KL2RR025006.
Role of the Sponsors: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank the Hospitalist Directors for the Maryland/District of Columbia region for sharing their models of care and the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network Hospitalists and General Internal Medicine Research in Progress Physicians for their comments on the model and quality measures.