Spotlight on Hospital-based neurologic care

Escalating economic pressures, a complex regulatory environment, and an ever-expanding scientific knowledge base are threatening to make traditional models for hospital-based neurologic care untenable. Similar to medical hospitalists nearly 20 years ago, neurohospitalists are an emerging group of inpatient subspecialists that have rapidly evolved as a way to bridge the widening gap between increasingly focused outpatient neurologists and the demands of inpatient care for acute neurologic disease.

In this article, Dr. James Greene of Emory University School of Medicine reviews advantages and disadvantages of novel models for hospital-based neurologic care and their potential impact on the future practice of neurology.

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