Era of hospitalists.

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Era of hospitalists.

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2018;8(1):16-20

Authors: Palabindala V, Abdul Salim S

Abstract
Hospitalists, known as physicians, are an emerging group in the medical field that is focused on the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Specializing in hospital medicine, they often attract a mix of appreciation and criticism. In the present manuscript, we review the pros and cons of a hospitalist in the health-care system. Although experts agree that hospitalists add value to the health-care system by reducing costs, streamlining administrative processes, and contributing to improved health-care outcomes, there is a large degree of disagreement regarding the extent of hospitalist contribution to overall improvements on health-care outcomes. In this paper, new strategies to overcome reported shortcomings and to further improve the quality of health care are discussed. Abbreviations: SHM: Society of Hospital Medicine; BOOST: Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions; RED: Re-Engineered Discharge; CHF: chronic heart failure; MI: myocardial infarction; ICU: intensive care unit; PACT: post-acute care transitions; MRSA: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; CINAHL: The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; PCP: primary care physician.

PMID: 29441160 [PubMed]

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