Use of Real-Time Locating System to Assess Time Spent With Patients by Internal Medicine Residents

JAMA Network Open


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About The Study: The findings of this study in which 43 internal medicine interns wore a real-time locating system badge suggest that interns spend a small proportion of their time in patient rooms.

Authors: Brian T. Garibaldi, M.D., M.E.H.P., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.



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