FatDoctor (her choice of pseudonym, not mine) is a hospitalist who had an eventful night on call and post-call day but she liked it. Here is the summary:
15 hours worked
1 direct admit
9 ER admissions
38 calls from nurses
5 problems that needed immediate attention
13 moments of laughter with nursing staff
0 rapid responses
1 “stat medical consult” as I was on way out to parking lot
Read the rest in But, Who’s Counting? by FatDoctor.org. She also writes: "My work at urgent care and as a hospitalist is like the Jiffy Lube of healthcare. We can change your oil, but for real care, better see your PCP."
Practicing cost-effective medicine. One clinician's top 10 tips. Robert M. ACP Hospitalist, 2007.
Achilles Heel. FatDoctor.org.
Lube Job. FatDoctor.org.
Some Tips from a Hospitalist. FatDoctor.org.
In the Fatosphere, Big Is in, or at Least Accepted. NYTimes, 01/2008.