My wife started a new job as a hospitalist in a smaller community hospital. She’s the first hospitalist they’ve had—prior to this, the IM docs saw patients before clinic and took call while in clinic.
They just started the program this week and it’s been busier than she was told to expect. She’s rounding on 25+ patients each day, and doing 6-8 admits & 5-6 discharges each day, plus the occasional consult. She’s also responsible for all the ICU patients during the day, there’s no in-house intensivist.
She has some midlevel support, but they are all new-grad NPs. Additionally, the hospital’s policy is that the MD has to attest all of the midlevel notes, so they don’t really help cut down on the workload too much just yet.
Just curious what the typical census and structure is like at other similar places. This is a ~100 bed facility, so not a large hospital, which is all I’m really familiar with.
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