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‘Hospitalists’ pick up the slack

Intermediaries stand in for primary care physicians, saving time, money, frustration

July 5, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) In the olden days of medicine, which in this case means pre-1996, nobody had ever heard of a "hospitalist." Today, the practice of hospital medicine doctors supervising the care of other physicians' patients during their hospital stays is the fastest-growing specialty in the profession.



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