A comprehensive analysis of different types of clinical rounds in hospital medicine

Tanveer Shaik, Kanishk Aggarwal, Bhupinder Singh, Aanchal Sawhney, Riya Naguluri, Rohit Jain, Rahul Jain

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Table rounds and bedside rounds are two methods healthcare professionals employ during clinical rounds for patient care and medical education. Bedside rounds involve direct patient engagement and physical examination, thus significantly impacting patient outcomes, such as improving communication and patient satisfaction. Table rounds occur in a conference room without the patient present and involve discussing patient data, which is more effective in fostering structured medical education. Both bedside and table rounds have pros and cons, and healthcare professionals should consider the specific requirements of their patients and medical trainees when deciding which approach to use. This research utilized a comprehensive search to identify relevant resources, such as university website links, as well as a PubMed search using relevant keywords such as ‘bedside rounding,’ ‘table rounding,’ and ‘patient satisfaction.’ Relevance, publication date, and study design were the basis for inclusion criteria. This study compared the effectiveness of these two methods based on physician communication, medical education, patient care, and patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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