Friday, November 27, 2009

A skeptical view of hospital medicine

Only one academic leader I know of has dared challenge the notion (more dogmatic than evidential) that the hospitalist model delivers better and more efficient care. He is Dr. Robert Centor, the blogger at DB's Medical Rants and co-author of a recent editorial on the subject.

“People keep giving me a chance to express my opinion,” says Dr. Centor, who is associate dean at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville Regional Medical Campus and has served as a ward attending for 30 years. “I’m much more willing to say out loud what some hospitalist leaders have tried to keep quiet.”

Read the rest in Today's Hospitalist.

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