The Hospitalist Retort

 
 
  • Every Hospital Needs An Antibiotic Stewardship Program   Understanding a hospital antibiotic stewardship program: Dr Alok Patel discusses why these programs are needed and how they work.
  • Can NPs and PAs Replace Hospitalists?   Are physician-extenders just as capable of caring for patients as hospitalists are?
  • Millennial Physicians: Debunking the Stereotype   Lazy and unfocused or tech-savvy and ambitious? Dr Patel explores and challenges some of the stereotypes associated with millennial physicians.
  • Rethinking Hospitalist vs Specialty Care   Not enough specialists to ensure that every patient gets white glove treatment. Like it or not, hospitalists have to get used to taking care of complex patients and getting them the right follow-up.
  • Hospitalist? What's That?   How can hospitalists differentiate themselves from other general medicine providers? Is the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine certification the solution?
  • When the Doctor's Away, the Locum Tenens Comes Into Play   Locum tenens physicians are rising in popularity as an option for covering doctors who are away, but how well does the care they provide measure up?
  • Patients Prefer PCPs Over Hospitalists While in Hospital   A recent study found that hospital patients who received care from their PCP had higher discharge rates and lower 30-day mortality rates.