HOSPITALISTS: The Wave Of The Future?
Bob Wachter coined the term "hospitalist" to describe a new breed of physician who care only for hospitalized patients. The efficiency of systems relying on this new type of specialist is warming the hearts of the bean counters and the MBAs. But do patients stand to benefit if they leave their primary care physicians behind when they check into the hospital? In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker turns to Dr. Wachter, a University of California-San Francisco physician and a leading authority on the organization of hospital care, to find out.
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