walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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Nocturnists

A few years ago, we finally got some sanity about work hours for doctors and doctors-in-training in hospitals. So if we're not making the totally inexperienced and sleep-deprived run the hospitals at night any more, who is doing it?

There's a new specialty, or, I suppose, subspecialty of hospitalist:

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2011/June/07/nocturnist.aspx

Rotating shift work is really hazardous to everyone and everything involved, so having a dedicated team is a brilliant development.
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