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Shedding light on off-hours care

New England Journal of Medicine, May 22, 2008
David Shulkin, MD, president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, has been doing administrative rounds during the overnight hours at his hospital and observing the differences in care offered to those who come to the hospital at night and during the daytime hours. Shulkin's initiative is intended to address the stark discrepancy in quality between daytime and nighttime inpatient services, he says.