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  1. Nov 2018
    1. Although we continue to be-lieve that the hospitalist model is the best guarantor of high-quality, efficient inpatient care, it’s clear that today’s pressures require in-novative approaches around this core. In addition to following pa-tients in post–acute care facili-ties, another modified approach is to have a subgroup of hospital-ists function as “comprehensivist” physicians who care for a small panel of the highest-risk, most frequently admitted outpatients and remain involved when hospi-talization is required. This model aims to blend the advantages of the hospitalist model for the vast majority (>95%) of inpatients with the potential advantages of conti-nuity for a small group of patients who are admitted repeatedly.