Hospitalists, PCPs bad at communication and its hurting patient careThe American health care delivery system is reaching a point of crisis.
Primary care has lost its quarterback position in patient careThere is a crisis in primary care and it’s now flowing over into the hospital when a primary care physician’s (PCP) patient is admitted.
New life for old obstetriciansA new option gives old obs a new life and second career. A new model of ob care offers a chance for today’s older physicians who are highly experienced and motivated to alter their career paths and avoid “forced” retirement from ob by becoming ob/gyn hospitalists.
Your Voice: Concern over hospitalists solvedHospitalists concerns, JAMA and the opioid crisis are the hot topics in this edition of Your Voice.
Transitional care: the unintended consequence of hospitalists’ riseHow did we end up with yet another layer added to our healthcare delivery system? It might be an unintended consequence of hospitalist programs.
Making care transitions work as an outpatient-only physicianFewer physicians are juggling outpatient and inpatient duties, yet the care coordination and transition processes are under greater scrutiny than ever. Here’s how to make them work.
The ob/gyn hospitalistA look at the evidence shows that a program using ob/gyn hospitalists makes sense for many facilities and may improve outcomes.
Primary care physicians generate more revenue for hospitals than specialistsA new survey that shows a "seismic shift" in medicine provides primary care physicians with a strong argument that they should be compensated more generously by hospitals.
Jobs outlook remains bright for primary care physiciansThe hospitals and group practices that are looking to hire doctors are recruiting with a sense of urgency.
Debating the laborist model of careIn this first installment of Contemporary OB/GYN’s Point/Counterpoint department, two physicians discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the laborist (or “hospitalist”) model of care. What are the pros and cons for ob/gyns and their patients?