What is a hospitalist?
Hospitalists are doctors who provide care for patients admitted to the hospital. Hospitalists’ care begins at the time of admission — enabling testing and treatment to begin as quickly as possible — and ends when the patient is discharged.
Hospitalists provide ongoing care throughout a patient’s stay and can make decisions as situations arise. Hospitalists can check on patients if they have a problem, need a procedure explained, or need to meet with their family.