Are Physician Hospitalists Good for Medicine?

A recent web poll by Medical Econcomics ( asked the following question: Are hospitalists good for medicine?:

54% Yes, they can give inpatients more attention than I can

18% Doesn't matter - can't afford not to use anymore

20% No, patients feel abandoned by their primary care doctor

8%  No, quality of care for inpatients is much lower with hospitalists

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