Robert Wachter, MD

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR

Medicine Home, Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine UCSF Health

Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF, where he is the Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine and the Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. The department leads the nation in NIH grants and is generally ranked as one of the nation’s best. Wachter is author of 300 articles and 6 books. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often considered the father of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. In the safety and quality arenas, he has written two books on the subject, including Understanding Patient Safety, the world’s top selling safety primer. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. In 2016, he chaired a blue-ribbon commission advising England’s National Health Service on its digital strategy. In 2020, his tweets on Covid-19 were viewed over 100 million times by 150,000 followers and served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic.

Among his honors include: John M. Eisenberg Award (the nation’s top honor in patient safety); ranked by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S. thirteen times (#1 in 2015); Master of the American College of Physicians; National Academy of Medicine.

Education
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars, 1990 - Health Policy, Ethics, Epidemiology, Stanford University
Chief Resident, 1988 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 1986 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 1983 - School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., 1979 - Political Science/Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Honors and Awards
  • MACP (Master of the ACP), American College of Physicians, 2020
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine, 2020
  • Chair of Int'l Advisory Board, The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute, Univ of Cambridge, 2019-now
  • Holly Smith Distinguished Professor in Science and Medicine, UCSF, 2017
  • Commencement Speaker, Univ of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2017
  • #1 Most Influential Physician-Executive in the United States, Modern Healthcare magazine, 2015
  • "The Digital Doctor" on the Science Bestseller List, The New York Times, 2015
  • Alumni of the Year award, Univ of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2015
  • Chair of the Board, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013-2014
  • Neilson Distinguished Professor Award (leadership of specialty medicine in US), Assoc of Specialty Professors of Medicine, 2011
  • US-UK Fulbright Scholar (study at Imperial College London), Fulbright Commission, 2011
  • Master of Hospital Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2010
  • Holly Smith Award for exceptional service to School of Medicine, UCSF, 2008
  • Named one of 50 most influential physician-executives in US (each year), Modern Healthcare magazine, 2007-2018
  • Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine, 2007
  • John M Eisenberg Award (nation's top honor in patient safety), National Quality Forum/Joint Commission, 2004
  • First elected president, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2000
  • Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award, UCSF, 1996
Websites
Publications
  1. Dzeng E, Wachter RM. Ethics in Conflict: Moral Distress as a Root Cause of Burnout. 2019. PMID: 31667744


  2. Berger A, Matloubian M, Shah NP, Wachter RM, DeRisi JL, Anderson M. The Molecular Medicine Investigation Unit: Linking Patient Care and Scientific Inquiry in Physician-Scientist Training. 2020. PMID: 32089799


  3. Ebner M, Rogge NIJ, Parwani AS, Sentler C, Lerchbaumer MH, Pieske B, Konstantinides SV, Hasenfuß G, Wachter R, Lankeit M. Atrial fibrillation is frequent but does not affect risk stratification in pulmonary embolism. 2019. PMID: 31602725


  4. Sankaran S, Andrews JP, Chicas M, Wachter RM, Berger MS. Patient safety movement in neurological surgery: the current state and future directions. 2019. PMID: 31585429


  5. Ray JM, Ratwani RM, Sinsky CA, Frankel RM, Friedberg MW, Powsner SM, Rosenthal DI, Wachter RM, Melnick ER. Six habits of highly successful health information technology: powerful strategies for design and implementation. 2019. PMID: 31265064


  6. Nundy S, Montgomery T, Wachter RM. Promoting Trust Between Patients and Physicians in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. 2019. PMID: 31305873


  7. Emanuel EJ, Wachter RM. Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Will the Value Match the Hype? 2019. PMID: 31107500


  8. Gandhi TK, Kaplan GS, Leape L, Berwick DM, Edgman-Levitan S, Edmondson A, Meyer GS, Michaels D, Morath JM, Vincent C, Wachter R. Transforming concepts in patient safety: a progress report. 2018. PMID: 30018115


  9. Wachter RM, Gupta K.. Understanding Patient Safety, 3rd Edition 2018. PMID:


  10. Patel H, Fang MC, Mourad M, Green A, Wachter RM, Murphy RD, Harrison JD. Hospitalist and Internal Medicine Leaders' Perspectives of Early Discharge Challenges at Academic Medical Centers. 2017. PMID: 29240850


  11. Sarkar U, McDonald K, Motala A, Smith P, Zipperer L, Wachter RM, Shanman R, Shekelle PG. Pragmatic Insights on Patient Safety Priorities and Intervention Strategies in Ambulatory Settings. 2017. PMID: 29173287


  12. Uphaus T, Grings A, Gröschel S, Müller A, Weber-Krüger M, Wachter R, Gröschel K. Automatic detection of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with ischaemic stroke: better than routine diagnostic workup? 2017. PMID: 28503795


  13. Armstrong K, Anderson ME, Carethers JM, Loscalzo J, Parmacek MS, Wachter RM, Zeidel ML. International Exchange and American Medicine. 2017. PMID: 28146413


  14. Gupta R, Moriates C, Harrison JD, Valencia V, Ong M, Clarke R, Steers N, Hays RD, Braddock CH, Wachter R. Development of a high-value care culture survey: a modified Delphi process and psychometric evaluation. 2016. PMID: 27798226


  15. Pannick S, Wachter RM, Vincent C, Sevdalis N. Rethinking medical ward quality. 2016. PMID: 27756729


  16. Schoenfeld AJ, Wachter RM. The Search for Better Patient Handoff Tools. 2016. PMID: 27479543


  17. Wachter RM, Goldman L. Zero to 50,000 - The 20th Anniversary of the Hospitalist. 2016. PMID: 27508924


  18. Gupta K, Wachter RM, Kachalia A. Financial incentives and mortality: taking pay for performance a step too far. 2016. PMID: 26893513


  19. Young JQ, Wachter RM, Ten Cate O, O'Sullivan PS, Irby DM. Advancing the next generation of handover research and practice with cognitive load theory. 2016. PMID: 26786521


  20. Hoffman A, Hatefi A, Wachter R. Hospitalists, value and the future. 2016. PMID: 31098182


  21. Khanna RR, Wachter RM, Blum M. Reimagining Electronic Clinical Communication in the Post-Pager, Smartphone Era. 2016. PMID: 26746450


  22. Murray SG, Wachter RM, Cho KC, Dhaliwal G. CLINICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING. A Breakthrough Diagnosis. 2015. PMID: 26535516


  23. Pannick S, Davis R, Ashrafian H, Byrne BE, Beveridge I, Athanasiou T, Wachter RM, Sevdalis N. Effects of Interdisciplinary Team Care Interventions on General Medical Wards: A Systematic Review. 2015. PMID: 26076428


  24. Wachter RM, Kerbel RB, Aung KK. Interview of Robert M. Wachter, MD. 2015. PMID: 26179733


  25. Coronini-Cronberg S, Bixby H, Laverty AA, Wachter RM, Millett C. English National Health Service's savings plan may have helped reduce the use of three 'low-value' procedures. 2015. PMID: 25732487


  26. Austin JM, Jha AK, Romano PS, Singer SJ, Vogus TJ, Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. National hospital ratings systems share few common scores and may generate confusion instead of clarity. 2015. PMID: 25732492


  27. Güder G, Gelbrich G, Edelmann F, Wachter R, Pieske B, Pankuweit S, Maisch B, Prettin C, Brenner S, Morbach C, Berliner D, Deubner N, Ertl G, Angermann CE, Störk S. Reverse epidemiology in different stages of heart failure. 2015. PMID: 25710785


  28. McTiernan P, Wachter RM, Meyer GS, Gandhi TK. Patient safety is not elective: a debate at the NPSF Patient Safety Congress. 2014. PMID: 25411320


  29. Pannick S, Beveridge I, Wachter RM, Sevdalis N. Improving the quality and safety of care on the medical ward: A review and synthesis of the evidence base. 2014. PMID: 25457434


  30. Moriates C, Mourad M, Novelero M, Wachter RM. Development of a hospital-based program focused on improving healthcare value. 2014. PMID: 24980982


  31. Austin JM, D'Andrea G, Birkmeyer JD, Leape LL, Milstein A, Pronovost PJ, Romano PS, Singer SJ, Vogus TJ, Wachter RM. Safety in numbers: the development of Leapfrog's composite patient safety score for U.S. hospitals. 2014. PMID: 24080719


  32. Dalton AR, Vamos EP, Harris MJ, Netuveli G, Wachter RM, Majeed A, Millett C. Impact of universal health insurance coverage on hypertension management: a cross-national study in the United States and England. 2014. PMID: 24416171


  33. Berger MS, Wachter RM, Greysen SR, Lau CY. Changing our culture to advance patient safety: the 2013 AANS Presidential Address. 2013. PMID: 24289847


  34. Auerbach AD, Wachter RM. Focusing on value: this time is different. 2013. PMID: 23955925


  35. Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM. Progress in patient safety: a glass fuller than it seems. 2013. PMID: 23939487


  36. Cowling TE, Cecil EV, Soljak MA, Lee JT, Millett C, Majeed A, Wachter RM, Harris MJ. Access to primary care and visits to emergency departments in England: a cross-sectional, population-based study. 2013. PMID: 23776694


  37. Rennke S, Nguyen OK, Shoeb MH, Magan Y, Wachter RM, Ranji SR. Hospital-initiated transitional care interventions as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review. 2013. PMID: 23460101


  38. Wachter RM, Pronovost P, Shekelle P. Strategies to improve patient safety: the evidence base matures. 2013. PMID: 23460060


  39. Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM, McDonald KM, Schoelles K, Dy SM, Shojania K, Reston JT, Adams AS, Angood PB, Bates DW, Bickman L, Carayon P, Donaldson L, Duan N, Farley DO, Greenhalgh T, Haughom JL, Lake E, Lilford R, Lohr KN, Meyer GS, Miller MR, Neuhauser DV, Ryan G, Saint S, Shortell SM, Stevens DP, Walshe K. The top patient safety strategies that can be encouraged for adoption now. 2013. PMID: 23460091


  40. Shekelle PG, Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ, Schoelles K, McDonald KM, Dy SM, Shojania K, Reston J, Berger Z, Johnsen B, Larkin JW, Lucas S, Martinez K, Motala A, Newberry SJ, Noble M, Pfoh E, Ranji SR, Rennke S, Schmidt E, Shanman R, Sullivan N, Sun F, Tipton K, Treadwell JR, Tsou A, Vaiana ME, Weaver SJ, Wilson R, Winters BD. Making health care safer II: an updated critical analysis of the evidence for patient safety practices. 2013. PMID: 24423049


  41. Wachter RM, Verghese AC. Attending physicians on ward rounds--reply. 2013. PMID: 23340628


  42. Graber ML, Wachter RM, Cassel CK. Bringing diagnosis into the quality and safety equations. 2012. PMID: 23011708


  43. Wachter RM, Verghese A. The attending physician on the wards: finding a new homeostasis. 2012. PMID: 22968883


  44. Lyndon A, Sexton JB, Simpson KR, Rosenstein A, Lee KA, Wachter RM. Predictors of likelihood of speaking up about safety concerns in labour and delivery. 2012. PMID: 22927492


  45. Nelson JR, Wellikson L, Wachter RM. Specialty hospitalists: analyzing an emerging phenomenon. 2012. PMID: 22535853


  46. Laverty AA, Smith PC, Pape UJ, Mears A, Wachter RM, Millett C. High-profile investigations into hospital safety problems in England did not prompt patients to switch providers. 2012. PMID: 22392671


  47. Greaves F, Pape UJ, King D, Darzi A, Majeed A, Wachter RM, Millett C. Associations between Web-based patient ratings and objective measures of hospital quality. 2012. PMID: 22331980


  48. Wachter RM, Bell D. Renaissance of hospital generalists. 2012. PMID: 22331278


  49. Wachter RM.. Understanding Patient Safety 2012. PMID:


  50. Auerbach AD, Sehgal NL, Blegen MA, Maselli J, Alldredge BK, Vittinghoff E, Wachter RM. Effects of a multicentre teamwork and communication programme on patient outcomes: results from the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) project. 2011. PMID: 22069113


  51. Driver TH, Wachter RM. Can healthcare go from good to great? 2011. PMID: 21997854


  52. Schmaltz SP, Williams SC, Chassin MR, Loeb JM, Wachter RM. Hospital performance trends on national quality measures and the association with Joint Commission accreditation. 2011. PMID: 21990175


  53. Young JQ, Ranji SR, Wachter RM, Lee CM, Niehaus B, Auerbach AD. "July effect": impact of the academic year-end changeover on patient outcomes: a systematic review. 2011. PMID: 21747093


  54. Taylor SL, Dy S, Foy R, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Ovretveit J, Pronovost PJ, Rubenstein LV, Wachter RM, Shekelle PG. What context features might be important determinants of the effectiveness of patient safety practice interventions? 2011. PMID: 21617166


  55. Dy SM, Taylor SL, Carr LH, Foy R, Pronovost PJ, Ovretveit J, Wachter RM, Rubenstein LV, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Shekelle PG. A framework for classifying patient safety practices: results from an expert consensus process. 2011. PMID: 21610267


  56. Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Wachter RM, Taylor SL, Dy SM, Foy R, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Ovretveit J, Rubenstein LV, Adams AS, Angood PB, Bates DW, Bickman L, Carayon P, Donaldson L, Duan N, Farley DO, Greenhalgh T, Haughom J, Lake ET, Lilford R, Lohr KN, Meyer GS, Miller MR, Neuhauser DV, Ryan G, Saint S, Shojania KG, Shortell SM, Stevens DP, Walshe K. Advancing the science of patient safety. 2011. PMID: 21576538


  57. Ovretveit JC, Shekelle PG, Dy SM, McDonald KM, Hempel S, Pronovost P, Rubenstein L, Taylor SL, Foy R, Wachter RM. How does context affect interventions to improve patient safety? An assessment of evidence from studies of five patient safety practices and proposals for research. 2011. PMID: 21493589


  58. Sehgal NL, Fox M, Sharpe BA, Vidyarthi AR, Blegen M, Wachter RM. Critical conversations: a call for a nonprocedural "time out". 2011. PMID: 21480495


  59. Allaudeen N, Schnipper JL, Orav EJ, Wachter RM, Vidyarthi AR. Inability of providers to predict unplanned readmissions. 2011. PMID: 21399994


  60. Sehgal NL, Sharpe BA, Auerbach AA, Wachter RM. Investing in the future: building an academic hospitalist faculty development program. 2011. PMID: 21387552


  61. Foy R, Ovretveit J, Shekelle PG, Pronovost PJ, Taylor SL, Dy S, Hempel S, McDonald KM, Rubenstein LV, Wachter RM. The role of theory in research to develop and evaluate the implementation of patient safety practices. 2011. PMID: 21317181


  62. Auerbach AD, Wachter RM, Cheng HQ, Maselli J, McDermott M, Vittinghoff E, Berger MS. Comanagement of surgical patients between neurosurgeons and hospitalists. 2010. PMID: 21149758


  63. Blegen MA, Sehgal NL, Alldredge BK, Gearhart S, Auerbach AA, Wachter RM. Improving safety culture on adult medical units through multidisciplinary teamwork and communication interventions: the TOPS Project. 2010. PMID: 20693223


  64. Chassin MR, Loeb JM, Schmaltz SP, Wachter RM. Accountability measures--using measurement to promote quality improvement. 2010. PMID: 20573915


  65. Kneeland PP, Kneeland C, Wachter RM. Bleeding talent: a lesson from industry on embracing physician workforce challenges. 2010. PMID: 20533581


  66. Vasilevskis EE, Knebel RJ, Dudley RA, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. Cross-sectional analysis of hospitalist prevalence and quality of care in California. 2010. PMID: 20394024


  67. Sehgal NL, Green A, Vidyarthi AR, Blegen MA, Wachter RM. Patient whiteboards as a communication tool in the hospital setting: a survey of practices and recommendations. 2010. PMID: 20394030


  68. Pronovost PJ, Miller MR, Wachter RM, Meyer GS. Perspective: Physician leadership in quality. 2009. PMID: 19940567


  69. Vasilevskis EE, Knebel RJ, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. California hospital leaders' views of hospitalists: meeting needs of the present and future. 2009. PMID: 20013852


  70. Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. Balancing "no blame" with accountability in patient safety. 2009. PMID: 19797289


  71. Mazotti LA, Vidyarthi AR, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD, Katz PP. Impact of duty-hour restriction on resident inpatient teaching. 2009. PMID: 19824096


  72. Wachter RM, Holmboe ES. Diagnostic errors and patient safety. 2009. PMID: 19602685


  73. Sarkar U, Wachter RM, Schroeder SA, Schillinger D. Refocusing the lens: patient safety in ambulatory chronic disease care. 2009. PMID: 19634806


  74. Wachter RM. Growth in care provided by hospitalists. 2009. PMID: 19553655


  75. Lee JH, Vidyarthi AR, Sehgal NL, Auerbach AD, Wachter RM. I-CaRe: a case review tool focused on improving inpatient care. 2009. PMID: 19241732


  76. Sehgal NL, Fox M, Vidyarthi AR, Sharpe BA, Gearhart S, Bookwalter T, Barker J, Alldredge BK, Blegen MA, Wachter RM. A multidisciplinary teamwork training program: the Triad for Optimal Patient Safety (TOPS) experience. 2008. PMID: 18830769


  77. Bottle A, Millett C, Xie Y, Saxena S, Wachter RM, Majeed A. Quality of primary care and hospital admissions for diabetes mellitus in England. 2008. PMID: 18574381


  78. Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Wachter RM. The wisdom and justice of not paying for "preventable complications". 2008. PMID: 18477787


  79. Maa J, Wachter RM, Gosnell JE, Harris HW. The future of general surgery. 2008. PMID: 18319410


  80. Wachter RM. The state of hospital medicine in 2008. 2008. PMID: 18298978


  81. Wachter RM, Foster NE, Dudley RA. Medicare's decision to withhold payment for hospital errors: the devil is in the det. 2008. PMID: 18351196


  82. Josephson SA, Engstrom JW, Wachter RM. Neurohospitalists: an emerging model for inpatient neurological care. 2008. PMID: 18306369


  83. Sehgal NL, Wachter RM. Color-coded wristbands: promoting safety or confusion? 2007. PMID: 18081179


  84. Maa J, Gosnell JE, Carter JT, Wachter RM, Harris HW. The surgical hospitalist: a new solution for emergency surgical care? 2007. PMID: 18041231


  85. Pronovost PJ, Miller M, Wachter RM. The GAAP in quality measurement and reporting. 2007. PMID: 17940238


  86. Issa AM, Phillips KA, Van Bebber S, Nidamarthy HG, Lasser KE, Haas JS, Alldredge BK, Wachter RM, Bates DW. Drug withdrawals in the United States: a systematic review of the evidence and analysis of trends. 2007. PMID: 18690965


  87. Maa J, Carter JT, Gosnell JE, Wachter R, Harris HW. The surgical hospitalist: a new model for emergency surgical care. 2007. PMID: 17964447


  88. Biedermann R, Donnan L, Gabriel A, Wachter R, Krismer M, Behensky H. Complications and patient satisfaction after periacetabular pelvic osteotomy. 2007. PMID: 17579861


  89. Vidyarthi AR, Auerbach AD, Wachter RM, Katz PP. The impact of duty hours on resident self reports of errors. 2007. PMID: 17356987


  90. Wachter RM, Pronovost PJ. The 100,000 Lives Campaign: A scientific and policy review. 2006. PMID: 17120921


  91. Wachter RM, Shojania KG, Markowitz AJ, Smith M, Saint S. Quality grand rounds: the case for patient safety. 2006. PMID: 17043345


  92. Sehgal NL, Wachter RM. The expanding role of hospitalists in the United States. 2006. PMID: 17043952


  93. Pronovost PJ, Miller MR, Wachter RM. Tracking progress in patient safety: an elusive target. 2006. PMID: 16896113


  94. Auerbach AD, Chlouber R, Singler J, Lurie JD, Bostrom A, Wachter RM. Trends in market demand for internal medicine 1999 to 2004: an analysis of physician job advertisements. 2006. PMID: 16836622


  95. Vidyarthi AR, Arora V, Schnipper JL, Wall SD, Wachter RM. Managing discontinuity in academic medical centers: strategies for a safe and effective resident sign-out. 2006. PMID: 17219508


  96. Wachter RM. Could computerization harm patient safety? 2006. PMID: 16926823


  97. Arora V, Wetterneck TB, Schnipper JL, Auerbach AD, Kaboli P, Wachter RM, Levinson W, Humphrey HJ, Meltzer D. Effect of the inpatient general medicine rotation on student pursuit of a generalist career. 2006. PMID: 16704390


  98. Wachter RM. International teleradiology. 2006. PMID: 16481633


  99. Vidyarthi AR, Katz PP, Wall SD, Wachter RM, Auerbach AD. Impact of reduced duty hours on residents' educational satisfaction at the University of California, San Francisco. 2006. PMID: 16377825


  100. Leeper NJ, Wener LS, Dhaliwal G, Saint S, Wachter RM. Clinical problem-solving. One surprise after another. 2005. PMID: 15814884


  101. Wachter RM, Hollander H, Goldman L.. Hospital Medicine (2nd Edition) 2005. PMID:


  102. Hauer KE, Wachter RM, McCulloch CE, Woo GA, Auerbach AD. Effects of hospitalist attending physicians on trainee satisfaction with teaching and with internal medicine rotations. 2004. PMID: 15451761


  103. Wachter RM, Shojania KG. The patient safety movement will help, not harm, quality. 2004. PMID: 15313760


  104. Huddleston JM, Long KH, Naessens JM, Vanness D, Larson D, Trousdale R, Plevak M, Cabanela M, Ilstrup D, Wachter RM. Medical and surgical comanagement after elective hip and knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled trial. 2004. PMID: 15238368


  105. Auerbach AD, Wachter RM, Katz P, Showstack J, Baron RB, Goldman L. Implementation of a voluntary hospitalist service at a community teaching hospital: improved clinical efficiency and patient outcomes. 2002. PMID: 12458985


  106. Morris A, Creasman J, Turner J, Luce JM, Wachter RM, Huang L. Intensive care of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients during the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. 2002. PMID: 12153955


  107. Shojania KG, Duncan BW, McDonald KM, Wachter RM. Safe but sound: patient safety meets evidence-based medicine. 2002. PMID: 12132985


  108. Baudendistel TE, Wachter RM. The evolution of the hospitalist movement in the USA. 2002. PMID: 12195860


  109. Wachter RM, Shojania KG, Saint S, Markowitz AJ, Smith M. Learning from our mistakes: quality grand rounds, a new case-based series on medical errors and patient safety. 2002. PMID: 12044134


  110. Pantilat SZ, Lindenauer PK, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists. 2002. PMID: 12021754


  111. Wachter RM, Pantilat SZ. The "continuity visit" and the hospitalist model of care. 2002. PMID: 12021759


  112. Wachter RM, Goldman L. The hospitalist movement 5 years later. 2002. PMID: 11798371


  113. Pantilat SZ, Lindenauer PK, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists. 2001. PMID: 11790363


  114. Wachter RM, Pantilat SZ. The "continuity visit" and the hospitalist model of care. 2001. PMID: 11790368


  115. Minichiello TM, Auerbach AD, Wachter RM. Caregiver perceptions of the reasons for delayed hospital discharge. 2001. PMID: 11769297


  116. Wachter RM. Who will pay for the value of hospitalists? 2001. PMID: 11725813


  117. Plauth WH, Pantilat SZ, Wachter RM, Fenton CL. Hospitalists' perceptions of their residency training needs: results of a national survey. 2001. PMID: 11530039


  118. Wachter RM. The benefits of using hospitalists. 2001. PMID: 11464637


  119. Shojania KG, Showstack J, Wachter RM. Assessing hospital quality: a review for clinicians. 2001. PMID: 11329991


  120. Shojania KG, Duncan BW, McDonald KM, Wachter RM.. Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices 2001. PMID:


  121. Shojania KG, Duncan BW, McDonald KM, Wachter RM, Markowitz AJ. Making health care safer: a critical analysis of patient safety practices. 2001. PMID: 11510252


  122. Auerbach AD, Nelson EA, Lindenauer PK, Pantilat SZ, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Physician attitudes toward and prevalence of the hospitalist model of care: results of a national survey. 2000. PMID: 11099685


  123. Wachter RM. Debunking myths about the hospitalist movement. 2000. PMID: 10856419


  124. Pascual FE, Matthay MA, Bacchetti P, Wachter RM. Assessment of prognosis in patients with community-acquired pneumonia who require mechanical ventilation. 2000. PMID: 10669697


  125. Hauer KE, Flanders SA, Wachter RM. Training future hospitalists. 1999. PMID: 10639879


  126. Grant RW, Charlebois ED, Wachter RM. Risk factors for early hospital readmission in patients with AIDS and pneumonia. 1999. PMID: 10491241


  127. Pantilat SZ, Alpers A, Wachter RM. A new doctor in the house: ethical issues in hospitalist systems. 1999. PMID: 10411199


  128. Lurie JD, Wachter RM. Hospitalist staffing requirements. 1999. PMID: 10538261


  129. Lurie JD, Miller DP, Lindenauer PK, Wachter RM, Sox HC. The potential size of the hospitalist workforce in the United States. 1999. PMID: 10225248


  130. Wachter RM, Whitcomb WF, Nelson JR. Financial implications of implementing a hospitalist program. 1999. PMID: 10351056


  131. Wachter RM. An introduction to the hospitalist model. 1999. PMID: 10068402


  132. Wachter RM. The hospitalist movement: ten issues to consider. 1999. PMID: 10047762


  133. Rand VE, Hudes ES, Browner WS, Wachter RM, Avins AL. Effect of evaluator and resident gender on the American Board of Internal Medicine evaluation scores. 1998. PMID: 9798813


  134. Wachter RM, Katz P, Showstack J, Bindman AB, Goldman L. Reorganizing an academic medical service: impact on cost, quality, patient satisfaction, and education. 1998. PMID: 9605901


  135. Hauer KE, Wachter RM. A model hospitalist training program. 1998. PMID: 10346243


  136. Wachter RM, Luce JM, Safrin S, Berrios DC, Charlebois E, Scitovsky AA. Cost and outcome of intensive care for patients with AIDS, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and severe respiratory failure. 1995. PMID: 7807663


  137. Wachter RM. Rationing health care: preparing for a new era. 1995. PMID: 7817224


  138. Brandeau ML, Owens DK, Sox CH, Wachter RM. Screening women of childbearing age for human immunodeficiency virus. A cost-benefit analysis. 1992. PMID: 1444682


  139. Wachter RM. AIDs, activism, and the politics of health. 1992. PMID: 1727220


  140. Wachter RM, Luce JM, Hopewell PC. Critical care of patients with AIDS. 1992. PMID: 1729577


  141. Wachter RM, Luce JM, Lo B, Raffin TA. Life-sustaining treatment for patients with AIDS. 1989. PMID: 2646078


  142. Epstein L, Libby E, Wachter RM. An acute exacerbation of P. carinii pneumonia. 1989. PMID: 2493006


  143. Wachter RM, Tierney LM. A hidden complication of heart disease. 1988. PMID: 3142893


  144. Lo B, Raffin TA, Cohen NH, Wachter RM, Luce JM, Hopewell PC. Ethical dilemmas about intensive care for patients with AIDS. 1987. PMID: 3321365


  145. Wachter RM, Luce JM, Turner J, Volberding P, Hopewell PC. Intensive care of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Outcome and changing patterns of utilization. 1986. PMID: 3777686


  146. Wachter RM, Fields S. Lethargy and confusion after total nephrectomy. 1986. PMID: 3081535


  147. Wachter RM. Ripping and filing Journal articles. 1984. PMID: 6472418