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How comfortable are you with specialty admissions?

A look at which admissions make hospitalists nervous

May 2016

Published in the May 2016 issue of Today’s Hospitalist

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  • All hospitalists in our survey said that they admit patients for all eight specialties on our list.
  • Hospitalists said they’re most nervous about admitting pediatric and psychiatry patients.
  • Hospitalists report being the most comfortable with admitting cardiology, nephrology and orthopedic patients.
  • The longer hospitalists have been working, the more comfortable they are admitting neurology and critical care patients. That doesn’t necessarily hold true for patients from other specialties.
  • Hospitalists in the Midwest are significantly more comfortable admitting surgery patients than their colleagues in other parts of the country, while hospitalists in the Pacific are significantly more comfortable admitting pediatric patients.Source: 2015 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey. All data are for full-time hospitalists who treat adults.

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