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VIP network for hospitalists

Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Group

Matt Garber MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Hospitalists at the University of Southern California, discusses the VIP or Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network, a grassroots effort by 5 pediatric hospitalists to collect and analyze data from hospitals across the US, and benchmark hospitals that do well with processes and outcomes.

Reading:
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