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Pioneer surgical hospitalist program improves care, cuts costs
Sacramento Business Journal

A Sacramento-based program that uses trauma and emergency care specialists to perform acute-care surgeries as needed while patients are in the hospital improves patient outcomes, reduces length of stay and cuts costs, a new medical journal study shows. The study by doctors at Sacramento-based Surgical Affiliates looked at data collected at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento over five years. Results are published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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