Pediatric hospitalists working in community hospitals

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;61(4):681-91. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2014.04.005. Epub 2014 May 24.


Pediatric hospitalists are increasingly common in community hospitals and are playing increasingly important roles. Scope of practice and staffing models vary significantly by program. Unique aspects of small pediatric hospital medicine programs in hospitals with limited pediatric subspecialty and surgical support are discussed, including clinical and logistic considerations, training needs, and advocacy roles.

Keywords: Advocacy; Community hospital; Hospitalist; Intermediate care; Training.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hospital Medicine / methods*
  • Hospitalists*
  • Hospitals, Community / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, Pediatric / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Quality of Health Care*