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January 23/30, 2013

Attending Physicians on Ward Rounds

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliations: University of Alabama, Birmingham (Drs Centor and Roy) (rcentor@uab.edu); and University of Central Florida, Orlando (Dr Castiglioni).

JAMA. 2013;309(4):341. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.65887

To the Editor: Drs Wachter and Verghese1 considered the complexity of ward attending rounds in the current health care environment in a Viewpoint. We examined ward attending rounds2,3 using consumer preference techniques to learn how students, residents, and attending physicians view rounds. Our results complement and expand the observations in the Viewpoint.

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