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How to narrow PCP-hospitalist communication gap

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With hospitalists taking on larger roles and more and more primary-care practices being taken over by hospital systems, tensions between primary-care physicians and hospitalists over the proper course of treatment for primary-care physicians’ hospitalized patients can be intense and the communications gaps wide.

Cheryl Pegus, M.D., director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation at New York University Langone Medical Center, touts open communication and coordinated care by the two groups  in this video.

Bu in their ¬†Medscape comments about Dr Pegus’s upbeat video, frustrated physicians indicated that the nice things, including professional collegiality, she describes are not yet the reality they experience.

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