The term “hospitalist” was coined by Dr. Robert Wachter in the mid-1990s. Today, there are an estimated 44,000 hospitalists in the United States. This is a self-designated specialty, there is not yet board certification specifically for hospital medicine. This articles provides a brief overview of the dual role of hospitalists in many hospitals – caring for inpatients and also serving as experts to promote more efficient processes and best practices in the hospital setting.
Source: Rohde, M. (2014, May-June). The role of the hospitalist. Health Progress. 95(3), 27-30. Click here for access to article: http://www.chausa.org/docs/default-source/health-progress/the-role-of-the-hospitalist.pdf?sfvrsn=2 Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org