hospitalist
 n.— «“The primary-care doctor may feel a sense of loss and even abandonment giving up his patient to another doctor, and sick patients have the right to be worried about being cared for by a stranger,” says Robert Wachter, the physician who coined the term “hospitalist” and launched one of the first major hospitalist programs in the late 1990s at the University of California, San Francisco.» —“Medicine’s fastest-growing specialty: hospitalists” by Laura Landro SFGate.com (California) oct. 6, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. scarequotes says:

    Hospitalists were the subject of a story on Morning Edition today (Nov. 9):
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5005306

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