hospitalist

b) A physician who specializes in the care of hospital in-patients

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  • hospitalist — /hos pi tl ist/, n. a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients; a specialist in inpatient medicine. [1990 95; HOSPITAL + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • hospitalist — hos•pi•tal•ist [[t]ˈhɒs pɪ tl ɪst[/t]] n. a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients; a specialist in inpatient medicine • Etymology: 1990–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • hospitalist — /ˈhɒspətələst/ (say hospuhtuhluhst) noun a medical practitioner who works in the public healthcare sector to provide cross specialty expertise and facilitate a patient s access to a variety of medical services. {hospital(ism) + ist; a system… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hospitalist — /hos pi tl ist/, n. a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients; a specialist in inpatient medicine. [1990 95; HOSPITAL + IST] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hospital medicine — in the United States is the discipline concerned with the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Doctors, Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners whose primary professional focus is hospital medicine are called hospitalists; this type …   Wikipedia

  • Inpatient care — is the care of patients whose condition requires admission to a hospital. Progress in modern medicine and the advent of comprehensive out patient clinics ensure that patients are only admitted to a hospital when they are extremely ill or are have …   Wikipedia

  • Martin A. Samuels — Martin A. Samuels, MD, DSc (hon), FAAN, MACP, FRCP, is an eminent American physician, teacher of medicine and internationally recognized expert in the field of neurology. A leading authority on the relationships between neurology and the rest of… …   Wikipedia

  • surgicalist — n. A surgeon who works exclusively in a hospital. [Shortening of surgical hospitalist.] Example Citations: He s on call 24 hours day, ready to perform an appendectomy, remove a gall bladder, or do a surgery another doctor can t get to. It s just… …   New words

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