Hospitalists raise concerns about two-midnight rule

Hospitalists have raised concerns about the two-midnight rule as it currently stands, claiming that it has a negative impact on both patient care and patient finances. According to a new study by the Society for Hospital Medicine, the rule also impacts their workflow and clinical decisions. The society suggested that a short-term solution focus on education of patients about the difference between observation care and inpatient admission, and how it could impact their fiduciary obligation. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

 

 

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