Non-teaching services: A threat to medical education?

Dr. Wes writes on hospitalist-run non-teaching services, and how they threaten medical education:

I see many, many more patients shunted to in-hospital hospitalist services that are productivity-driven. These eager inpatient attendants to health care are a formidable challenge to managing inpatient teaching services: patients are seen quickly, decisions expedited, and lengths of stay minimized, making a powerful inducement for hospital systems to employ these services. Teaching services are rarely as efficient since teaching takes time and, regrettably, time is money.

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