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hospitalist

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noun hos·pi·tal·ist \ˈhäs-(ˌ)pi-tə-list\

Definition of hospitalist

  1. :  a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients of other physicians in order to minimize the number of hospital visits by other physicians



Did You Know?

Hospitalist refers to what is rapidly becoming a new specialty in medicine, perhaps due in part to the rise of organized health care. These days, the care that you receive during a hospital stay may be coordinated and monitored by a doctor who is not your regular doctor or the referring physician. The word hospitalist itself first appeared in print in 1996 and derives, of course, from "hospital," which in turn can be traced back to the Medieval Latin hospitale, meaning "hospice" or "guest house."

1996

First Known Use of hospitalist

1996


Medical Dictionary

hospitalist

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noun hos·pi·tal·ist \ˈhäs-(ˌ)pit-əl-əst\

Medical Definition of hospitalist

  1. :  a physician who specializes in seeing and treating other physicians' hospitalized patients in order to minimize the number of hospital visits by the patients' regular physicians




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