Table 4

Hospitalist survey regarding use of facecard prior to the study

Response (frequency)
Do you think your patients have a good understanding of your role on the team?Never (0)
Sometimes (5)
Usually (11)
Always (0)
Do you think your patients have a good understanding of the resident's role on the team?Never (1)
Sometimes (8)
Usually (7)
Always (0)
Do you think your patients have a good understanding of the medical student's role on the team?Never (0)
Sometimes (11)
Usually (5)
Always (0)
Do you use the facecard while attending on the inpatient Medicine services?Never (6)
Sometimes (5)
Always (5)
If improvements were made to the facecard, would you be more likely to begin using it? (among those who answered ‘no’ to previous question)No (2)
Yes (4)
Do you feel that use of the facecard improves the communication between the patient and the physician care team?No (2)
Yes (8)
Do you feel that use of the facecard adds a significant amount of time to the patient encounter?No (9)
Yes (1)