Vicente Jose Velez

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Physician-patient relationship

I. Problem/Challenge. Unique Implications of the Hospitalist-Patient Relationship. Barriers to a Good Beginning. The hospitalist faces a unique challenge due to the nature by which patient relationships are introduced. Patients would generally meet their hospitalist for the first time. Unlike elective visits, patients do not have the opportunity to choose the practitioner. Unexpected acute illness,…

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