A look at the growing specialty of hospitalist

From the Tribune:

The number of hospitalists has increased from the few hundred doctors practicing in 1996 to more than 50,000 working today in the United States, according to the Society of Hospital Medicine. Nine out of 10 hospitals with more than 200 beds are staffed with hospitalists. While no board certification exists for those in this field of medicine, most hospitalists are trained and board certified in internal medicine.

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