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April 9, 2024

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TeamHealth Hospital Medicine Length of Stay Program Yields Impressive Results

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In January 2021, TeamHealth’s hospital medicine service line began a robust length of stay (LOS) pilot project, spearheaded by the Length of Stay Committee, to determine proof of concept for the TeamHealth LOS Program. The project’s aim was to determine if the implementation and execution of the TeamHealth Hospital Medicine Length of Stay (LOS) program will improve LOS while simultaneously maintaining quality metrics. The research team utilized a prospective cohort study to collect data over a 24-month period (12 months pre-implementation and 12 months post-implementation) to determine if there was a statistically significant improvement in LOS and secondary quality measures.

“Using the LOS channel as an FMD was easy to navigate and extremely informative. I liked the way I was able to focus in on the areas of LOS improvement that would work best for my program by taking the LOS self-assessment. I found so much information in the LOS toolkit that it was a little daunting at first, but once I looked at the specific areas that would apply to my facility, I felt it gave me so much knowledge to work with and succeed.” – Dr. Victoria Grasso

With two years of data, from the pre-implementation to post-implementation phases, the pilot project has shown great success in reducing LOS without negatively impacting other quality metrics. Download the full white paper below to learn more about the program and its results. 


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