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Coordination, Switching Costs and the Division of Labor in General Medicine: An Economic Explanation for the Emergence of Hospitalists in the United States

David O. Meltzer, Jeanette W. Chung

NBER Working Paper No. 16040
Issued in May 2010

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Financial support for this work was provided by Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Program, (RWJF Grant ID 63910 Meltzer, Principal Investigator), a Midcareer Career Development Award from the National Institute of Aging (1 K24 AG031326-01, PI Meltzer and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research through the Hospital Medicine and Economics Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics (CERT) (U18 HS016967-01, Meltzer, PI). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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