What care can a hospitalist provide?
Hospitalists are doctors who work in hospitals. They provide skilled medical care to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other doctors refer patients to hospitalists.
Hospitalists keep your doctor updated on any changes in your health. When you leave the hospital, they will give your doctor an overview of your hospital stay and instructions for further care.
What are the benefits of being referred to a hospitalist?
Studies show that hospitalist programs improve quality and consistency of care. Hospitalists help to coordinate your care with other members of the health care team. Since they are at the hospital around the clock, they are readily available to meet your family members, answer questions and provide community resources.