You might be a hospitalist if a general surgeon asks you to admit a 24-year-old with acute appendicitis because of the patient’s comorbid condition: allergic rhinitis.
You might be a hospitalist if the orthopedist consults you for medical management— after you’ve already been seeing the patient for the past three days.
You might be a hospitalist if the ED doctor tells you, "Admission, room 6." When you ask, "Any more information?", he says, "Yeah, thanks for asking. Admission, room 7, too."
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