Hospital medicine in US is the discipline that deals with the medical care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Physicians whose major professional focus is hospital medicine are called hospitalists; this type of medical practice has moved beyond the US into Canada. The practical impact of the hospitalist is to act as transition coordinator and case manager, owing to the enormous growth in medical knowledge and resultant number of medical specialists. The term hospitalist was first coined by Robert Wachter and Lee Goldman in 1996. Hospitalist activities may include taking care of patients, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital care.
Internal Medicine Open Access, an official journal of OMICS International publishes all the articles related to Hospital Medicine. The journal is subjecting all the received manuscripts to a strict peer review process. The articles published in the journal are Open Access i.e, freely accessible to readers all around the world. Internal Medicine Open Access is maintaining the quality of articles through its strict peer review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014