State of research in adult hospital medicine: Results of a national survey

Society of Hospital Medicine Research Committee

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the state of research in academic hospital medicine (HM) despite the substantial growth of this specialty. METHODS: We used the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) membership database to identify research programs and their leadership. In addition, the members of the SHM Research Committee identified individuals who lead research programs in HM. A convenience sample of programs and individuals was thus created. A survey instrument containing questions regarding institutional information, research activities, training opportunities, and funding sources was pilot tested and refined for electronic dissemination. Data were summarized using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: A total of 100 eligible programs and corresponding individuals were identified. Among these programs, 28 completed the survey in its entirety (response rate 28%). Among the 1,586 faculty members represented in the 28 programs, 192 (12%) were identifie CONCLUSION: This survey provides the first national summary of research activities in HM. Future waves of the survey can help determine whether the research footprint of the field is growing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis

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