Why do we have hospitalists anyway?

retired doc explains:

I am leaning to the conclusion that this is the result of physician fees price controls put into place in 1992 for Medicare patients and the controls placed on hospital charges for Medicare patients in efforts to control the rising cost of medical care for the elderly.

Also love this quote:

It has been so long since I functioned as a officist and a hospitalist – a role known at the time as an internist . . .

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