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Hospitalists and American Medicine: A Quantitative History of a New Medical Specialty

Award Year: 2007 Investigator: David Meltzer
The emergence of hospitalists - physicians who specialize in the medical care of hospitalized patients - represents a major transformation in the practice of modern American medicine. Over the past decade, the field has grown from a few hundred physicians to more than 20,000. David O. Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D.