Crandall & Pera Law, LLC
Call 24/7 - Free Consultation

Are Hospitalists Really the Best Answer for Patient Care?

The differences between inpatient and outpatient care were examined in a recent blog for The New York Times, as well as a subspeciality created in the medical field to account for these differences: the "hospitalist."

The position of the hospitalist was created when it was found that many internists could not keep up with the traditional method of practicing both inpatient and outpatient medicine at the same time. The role of the hospitalist would be for "doctors who would work full time on the inpatient side, caring for hospitalized patients on the minute-to-minute basis that they require, ideally staying fully in touch with the patient's primary care doctor."

But ideally does not mean that these functions are always carried out; is a patient helped or hurt by having multiple doctors responsible for their care at different times?

"The net effect is that the inpatient and outpatient care of our patients is shared among a group of physicians who, ideally, all know and trust one another," said Danielle Ofri, M.D. "It's not a perfect system by any means, but among the imperfect choices out there, it is probably the best." Read the complete details here:

The Ins and Outs of the Doctor's Day

Steve Crandall, a top rated medical malpractice attorney in Ohio and Kentucky, does not believe patients can benefit from the care of multiple doctors who may or may not be communicating effectively with each other regarding a patient's needs.

"The problem is hospitalists often do not know the patient as well as their long-time doctor and often shy away from becoming too involved in the care of a patient," says Crandall. "Many times the hospitalists will defer to other physicians since they do not know the patient as well, which can lead to delayed care and mistakes."

If you have any questions regarding medical malpractice throughout Ohio and Kentucky, contact Steve Crandall. Steve is available to help answer your  questions and guide you in determining your next steps.



No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

The Respect And Dignity You Deserve

Our dedicated team of skilled trial attorneys and registered nurses have devoted their careers to seeking justice for clients just like YOU. Please reach out to us today at 855-444-6651 or via the Internet, we are only one call or email away. An initial consultation is free and comes without strings.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Cincinnati Office
36 East 7th St.
Suite 2610
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Phone: 216-220-0000
Phone: 614-702-2623
Phone: 513-434-3226
Phone: 513-977-5581
Phone: 440-688-4281
Phone: 859-757-0815
Phone: 440-600-2181
Phone: 844-279-2889
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Cleveland Office
850 Euclid Ave.
Suite 1122
Cleveland, OH 44114

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Cleveland Law Office Map

Columbus Office
35 E. Gay St.
Suite 226
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Columbus Law Office Map

Cincinnati Office
1095 Nimitzview Dr.
Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Chesterland Office
12768 Chillicothe Rd.
Suite 210
Chesterland, OH 44026

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Chesterland Law Office Map

Lexington Office
1900 Cambridge Dr.
Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Lexington Law Office Map

Chagrin Falls Office
15 1/2 N. Franklin St.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Toll Free: 855-444-6651
Phone: 216-273-1849
Chagrin Falls Law Office Map