Sunday, June 15, 2008

More on end of Era of the Oslerian Internist

DB Rants takes on the issue of "what will happen to the Internist" in this entry and more and more internists are offering a pessimistic prediction of their future. It seems the internist has to choose between being a "office internist" and in the view of some being relegated to a position that seems little different from a Family Practice doc except that the FP doc can do more or being a internist who only sees patients in the hospital.

A third option may be the retainer practice in which maybe the internist doc can still do both but even that seems weighted to the out patient practice.

The Happy Hospitalist gives us this mini view of the economic environment that is a main driver for the changed world of the internist.

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