Thursday, May 27, 2010


One of the strongest trends in health care delivery is the rise of the hospitalist. They are docs who work only in hospitals. There are many reasons that the old model of community doc who sees patients in their office and in the local hospital are going away. And the rise of the hospitalist is also driving an increase in the number of physicians who are paid a salary. There is evidence of decreased length of stay and reduced readmission with hospitalists, and they are present to the hospital at all times. Issues related to the hand off of the patient from the hospital setting back to the community exist.

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