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January 26, 2009January 26, 2009

Editor's CorrespondenceCOMMENTS AND OPINIONS

Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(2):199-205. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2008.570

We concur with the assertion by Williams1 that hospitalists have the potential to revolutionize the hospital health system but appreciate the concerns of Centor2 about the magnitude of the difference between hospitalist and traditional internist outcomes, especially as it relates to his statement that producing effective hospitalists requires more than simply providing internal medicine (IM) graduates a job in a hospital.