How that’s a change that goes against the grain. Here’s why:
Now don’t get me wrong”¦I was once a hospitalist. I think the concept is good. I think that their are plenty of hospitalists out there who are excellent, and communicate with PCPs . . . But that’s not the majority. As of this time the majority do not call PCP’s on admission or discharge. The majority do not cross the T’s or dot the I’s. And this is dangerous. Because when the ball is dropped their can be horrible consequences (especially missed radiological findings”¦ie lung nodule follow up in 6 months).