Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The evolving debates in hospital medicine

Obsolete: Does the hospitalist model offer value?

Emerging: As hospitalists, what are our values?

What started out as a congratulatory note to hospitalist company CEO Adam Singer has morphed into a discussion thread about some of these values: Should hospitalists be employees of the hospital? Are we business agents first and clinicians second? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? What leadership styles and business models promote the best values?

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