The hospitalist movement: ten issues to consider

Hosp Pract (1995). 1999 Feb 15;34(2):95-8, 104-6, 111. doi: 10.3810/hp.1999.02.131.


The rapidly growing hospitalist model appears to be living up its promise to improve the efficiency and perhaps the quality of hospital care. The important issues no longer relate to its continued existence--even skeptics concede that it is here to stay. Instead, concern surrounds the myriad organizational and clinical issues that inevitably appear whenever there is a major change in the health care system.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Hospitalists* / economics
  • Hospitalists* / organization & administration
  • Hospitalists* / trends
  • Humans
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Pediatrics / trends
  • Terminal Care / trends
  • United States