It seems like it would be just as effective to have the hospitalist join the patient and me, in the family medicine office, for the first hospital follow up visit.
It's nearly as easy for the hospitalist to pop over for a follow up appointment as it is for me to come over and round in the hospital.
They could see the patient, note any clinical updates, and write a brief note summarizing reason for admission, hospital course, and procedures, along with personalized recommendations for discharge meds and instructions, but I would retain full attending physician responsibilities.
If they were paid for this voluntary service, perhaps as part of a global payment model, would hospitalists adopt this collaborative care model?
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