Your opinion on HOSPITALISTS. - page 3

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Do you love them or hate them? Do you think they are doing a better job than general practiotioners, when it comes to a hospitalized patient? I happened to love our hospitalists and I feel that in most cases the care of the... Read More


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    And the Hospitalists almost killed my Mother since none of them would take responsibility-One's own Doctor would come to care for you, if needed!

    So, even if they're there 24/7, and don't take any responsiblity, don't communicate, and didn't even bother to look up her medical history or communicate with her Doctor, in this case, they were totally useless and unorganized!

    Pointing fingers at who was responsible for the Patient, and none of them willing to take any responsibility- since the patient, they claimed was not their patient, even the Hospitalist admitted her!?

    In some hospitals, this sytem make work very well; However, NOT in the hospital my Mother was in!

    You must be a Hospitalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I think it all comes down to your specific hospitalist, Just like there are some docs we like and some we dont. I think when first transitioning the Docs feel threatened (that the hospitalists are taking over their patients) and the pt that is use to seeing their regular doc feels abandoned. Overall I like the hospitalists that we have but like all docs I am sure there will be one or two that will come along that I will not like working with.
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    I have mixed reviews on them. At my hospital, the hospitalists ARE the primary doctors. A lot of times they will consult other disciplines, but of course we have specialized docs that admit patients, too.

    Some of the hospitalists are very thorough, which I really like. The others, however, I don't like because they either won't do a whole lot (you have to really push them to do things you think is best for the patient and even then they won't always give you orders -_-) or they will simply tell you "just let the morning team know and pass it on to dayshift." Very frustrating.

    We don't have intensivists, either. All of our hospitalists are general internal med docs and will admit patients to all of our units, including ICU.
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    I love our hospitalists. They seem so overworked at times though. Poor things. They are very kind and caring and it is great to have the docs right at the hospital where they can lay eyes on the patients.
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    I work with an amazing group of hospitalists. Whenever I have an issue that arises with a patient they are quick to respond and will also check back to see if any intervention they ordered is working.

    Often times when a primary care doc is the attending rather than a hospitalist I can sometimes wait hours for a response to a page for uncontrolled pain etc. Typically the hospitalist responds in minutes.
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    Quote from DalmatiaRN
    I work with an amazing group of hospitalists. Whenever I have an issue that arises with a patient they are quick to respond and will also check back to see if any intervention they ordered is working.

    Often times when a primary care doc is the attending rather than a hospitalist I can sometimes wait hours for a response to a page for uncontrolled pain etc. Typically the hospitalist responds in minutes.
    There are a couple of hospitalists who are notorious for taking forever to respond to pages; I once had to send our nursing supervisor to go look for them. The others, however, do respond pretty quickly.
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    Love the hospitalists!!! Well all, except for one of em... but that's solely based on his personality We have a lot of them, but we are also a huge hospital! So easy to get ahold of, we can just text page them online for quick orders we need and they 'magically' make the orders appear!


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