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  • #36896
    maggie52maggie52
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    Anyone believe in the hospitalist system ( vs. the old fashioned “do-it-all type of doc)?

    #36897
    psychpsych
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    I believe in hospitalists because they help me set limits on what time I am going to make available to patients. In Baltimore it’s becoming a non-issue — very few hospitals now let the outpatient psychiatrists continue inpatient care. The frustrating part is that sometimes the inpatient docs don’t seem interested in talking to me even when I call, offer to fax records, etc. I’m not sure the care is as good, but I think that’s true in general because of the pressure to get people out the door so quickly.

    Why do you ask?

    #36898
    maggie52maggie52
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    The “hospitalist” mentality is sort of at odds with the whole premise behind family practice…BUT I recently entered a situation where I am “doc for the week” and NEVR go to the office, only round, do admits, take call, do treadmills, scopes etc, deliveries…
    so I think of it as a pseudo-hospitalist system bc we all take turns…

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