The Utilization of Nurse Practitioners In The Hospital.

More and more hospitals are using in-house physicians and nurse practitioners to monitor patient care.

“Is this the wave of the future? Yes, because it is already the wave of the present,” said Robert Wachter, MD, president of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians and chief of medical services at UCSF, where 20 percent of last year’s internal medicine residents chose to follow the school’s hospitalist

“The forces promoting it are only accelerating it,” Wachter said.

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