Internal medicine versus the ER

ER docs sometimes lament hospitalists asking for a complete workup. Well, The Angry Doctor fires back:

So it’s just as easy for me to make disparaging remarks about the ER’s complete lack of motivation to diagnose (DISPO DISPO DISPO… the mantra goes, right?) as it is for these ER heads to lament how lazy primary care docs have become. Why all the intellectual; dishonesty? We all know the truth: the REAL reason ER docs didn’t do primary care is because they don’t want to deal with chronically ill patients and their paperwork!

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