Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What’s the economic future for hospitalists?

Competing theories are examined in Today’s hospitalist.

The value team is generally not afraid of a subprime hospitalist salary meltdown. One subset of this group argues, “You can’t run a hospital without nurses, but how much revenue do they raise? Now try to run a hospital without hospitalists!” It’s likely that this can no longer be done, especially for hospitals that have already gone the hospitalist route.

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