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Definition of Hospitalist

Hospitalist: A hospital-based general physician. Hospitalists assume the care of hospitalized patients in the place of patients' primary care physicians. In the most prevalent US model of hospitalist care, several physicians practice together as a group and work full time to care for inpatients.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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