[ hos-pi-tl-ist ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tl ɪst /
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a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients; a specialist in inpatient medicine.
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Example sentences from the Web for hospitalist
The hospitalist – a physician who oversees cases at hospitals – talked to me about what we would want for him if things didn’t improve.
As a hospitalist, Damania thought a lot about why patients ended up in the emergency room.The Health-Care System Is So Broken, It’s Time for Doctors to Strike|Daniela Drake|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for hospitalist
/ (ˈhɒspɪtəˌlɪst) /
US a doctor who works in a hospital
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Medical definitions for hospitalist
[ hŏs′pĭt-l-ĭst ]
A physician, usually an internist, who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients.
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