A dedicated in-patient physician who works exclusively in a hospital.
- The hospitalist medical director oversaw the nurse practitioners and the attending physicians in the intervention group, wrote the disease-specific pathways, and assembled and orchestrated the daily multidisciplinary team.
- Referred to as hospitalists, these physicians care for patients only during hospitalization.
- This rapid communication provides a valuable and timely link for office follow-up and helps provide the necessary communication between hospitalists or subspecialists and primary care physicians.
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