The Growing Field Of Hospital Medicine
The Connecticut Mirror: More Physicians Turning To Hospital-Based Practice
Hospital medicine is a fast-growing field, attracting many of the young doctors who pursue general internal medicine. It evolved as pressures on primary care doctors mounted, making it harder to take time to see hospitalized patients, and as the care of hospitalized patients grew more complex. At many Connecticut hospitals, most medical inpatients - those not there for surgery, urology, psychiatric care or childbirth - are now cared for by hospitalists (Levin Becker, 8/15).
Related, earlier story from KHN: Hospitals Lure Doctors Away From Private Practice (Gold, 10/13/2010).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.