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Table 1 Number and percentage of Medical admissions receiving care from 1, 2, or 3+ generalist physicians. Results are stratified by different lengths of stay, from a 20% sample of US fee-for-service Medicare enrollees from 1/1/16 to 12/31/18. The cohort is limited to admissions with a medical Diagnostic Related Group admission, with no Intensive Care Unit stay and excluding those receiving any care from generalist physicians twice in one day. Generalist physicians include general internal medicine, family medicine or geriatrics

From: Variation among hospitals in the continuity of care for older hospitalized patients: a cross-sectional cohort study

Length of stay Number of hospitalizations Number of generalists
N = 1 N = 2 N = 3+
3 days 315,555 158,166 (50.1%) 127,372 (40.4%) 30,017 (9.5%)
4 days 202,754 85,037 (41.9%) 85,105 (42.0%) 32,612 (16.1%)
5 days 127,899 45,416 (35.5%) 53,717 (42.0%) 28,766 (22.5%)
6 days 83,209 25,596 (30.8%) 34,322 (41.2%) 23,291 (28.0%)
Total 729,417 314,215 (43.1%) 300,516 (41.2%) 114,686 (15.7%)