Whether hospitalists actually improve patient care became the subject of an informative debate in a recent issue of the Archives.1,2 Because hospitalists are internists, their care should not provide relevantly different outcomes from community internists, but to my knowledge, a comparative study has never been done. Perhaps hospitals not yet using hospitalists might be able to design a proper study.
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