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Re-designing Hospital Care: Learning from the Experience of Hospital Medicine in Canada

 

  • Vandad Yousefi, David Wilton. Journal of Global Health Care Systems, 2011; 1(3)

The emergence of the hospitalist model (a model of inpatient care delivery by physicians referred to as hospitalists who spend the majority of their time in the hospital setting) has been a major development in the Canadian healthcare landscape over the past decade. Similar to the United States, the number of hospitalist programs in Canada has grown exponentially since the late 1990's. More recently, the model is being adopted in other countries such as Singapore and Brazil. The Canadian hospitalist model is still evolving, but its development can provide learning opportunities for policy makers and healthcare practitioners in other countries who are developing their own versions of this health delivery model.

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