Inpatient Hospitalists give patients personalized medical attention during their hospitalization by providing a physician presence to address patients’ needs 24 hours a day.
‘Hospitalist’ is the term used for doctors who are specialized in the care of patients in the hospital. Hospitalists have more experience and expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis. They are also available most of the day to meet with family members, follow up on tests, answer nurse questions, and simply deal with problems that may arise whereas surgeons and other specialists may not be available throughout the day.
In many instances, Hospitalists may see a patient more than once a day to assure that care is going according to plan, and to explain test findings to patients and family members.
Reasons for Hospitalists include:
efficiency in care
offers a complete interdisciplinary care plan with patient’s surgeons and other specialists
patient safety and continuity
cost effective for hospitals and patient’s insurance companies
Hospitalists have the qualifications to render the optimal care patients need during their hospital stay.