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4 Strategies for Managing Hospitalists
Health Leaders Media

Years ago, doctors would make rounds to supervise care for dozens of hospitalized patients. Now physicians often want to orchestrate care from their office, so they’ll make fewer trips to the hospital—or none at all. Many especially don’t want to be called at 3 a.m. to report to the hospital for one of their patients, or even get involved in certain procedures beyond their specialties. Increasingly, hospitalists are gaining more responsibilities in areas such as monitoring patients day to day, ordering tests, performing surgeries, handling specialized care, or taking on leadership roles.