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Is it time for a new kind of hospital physician?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2240 (Published 04 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2240

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Re: Is it time for a new kind of hospital physician?

We agree that the time has come to think of a new breed of hospital physician. This will be most noticeable in the surgical and orthopaedic wards.With the increase in geriatric population in these wards the medical care is needed as a routine ratherbthan waiting for referrals. They will also help the patients to be at their optimal levels of health in the perioperative period. They will also be discharged sooner with less complications.

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 April 2012
nithin Nithin Kumar
Anaesthetist
Srinivas namratha
Uhns
Stoke on Trent,ST4 6QG