Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together

For Health Care Providers

What Is a Hospitalist?

While the role of the hospitalist has become well known in hospital medicine, it is largely unknown among patients, family caregivers, disease-specific and community-based organizations, and even health care professionals working outside of the hospital setting.

This guide describes the types and scope of hospitalist work and answer questions regarding communication between hospitalists and health care providers in the community, payment for hospitalist services, and how family caregivers can work together with hospitalists.

What Is a Hospitalist? A Guide for Family Caregivers

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