The Term "Hospitalist" First Enters the Lexicon
In their Sounding Board article on the emerging role of hospitalists in the American health care system, Drs. Wachter and Goldman expressed the view that developing a hospitalist specialty to care for inpatients was cost-effective and would lead to better health outcomes.
 Wachter RM. The Emerging Role of “Hospitalists” in the American Health Care System. New England Journal of Medicine. Published February 6, 1997.
Hospitalist Model Proven Effective
Later in the year, a December 2002 study2 in Annals of Internal Medicine focused on the effect of the hospitalist model in a community-based urban teaching hospital showed similar findings. The authors conclude that a voluntary hospitalist service at a community-based teaching hospital produced significant reductions in length of stay and costs, and a mortality benefit extending beyond hospitalization.
 Wachter RM. The Hospitalist Movement 5 Years Later. JAMA. Published January 23/30, 2002.
 Auberbach AD. Implementation of a voluntary hospitalist service at a community teaching hospital: improved clinical efficiency and patient outcomes. Annals of Internal Medicine. Published. Published December 3, 2002.
9 out of 10
hospitals with more than 200 beds reported that they have hospitalists
4 out of 5
of hospitalists specialize in internal medicine
physicians practice hospital medicine as of 2020
Hospitalists Reduce Acute Length of Stay
 Southern WN. Hospitalist care and length of stay in patients requiring complex discharge planning and close clinical monitoring. Archives of Internal Medicine. Published on September 24, 2007.
Majority of Medicare Patients Seen by Hospitalists
 Kuo YF. Growth in the Care of Older Patients by Hospitalists in the United States. NEJM. Published on March 12, 2009
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Hospitalist-Coordinated Care Teams Reduce Readmissions
 Dedhia P. A Quality Improvement Intervention to Facilitate the Transition of Older Adults from Three Hospitals Back to Their Homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Published on August 28, 2009.
Billing Code C6 Goes Live
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid introduces the C6 hospitalist specialty code to better benchmark hospitalists against other specialties. For the first time hospitalist utilization is given unique status by CMS, facilitating more accurate comparisons and assessments of hospitalist performance.