Guest Column: How Hospital Care Changes Help Patients
Last updated 3/11/2019 at 12:33pm
The health care industry has gone through sweeping changes during the last 20 years: value-based care has replaced traditional fee-for-service billing, patients have become much more active participants in their own care and the teams who deliver care have grown.
Previously, care was provided almost exclusively by physicians and nurses, but today, care teams are comprised of additional team members known as advanced practitioners, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners. In addition, hospitalists, who are physicians, now fill a unique role in patient care and care coordinat...