Definition of hospitalist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhäspədələst/


A dedicated in-patient physician who works exclusively in a hospital.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: hos·pi·tal·ist

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