Dr. Williams notes that hospital medicine organizations are forming in Chile, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dr. Barcellos believes hospitals across his country “will awake to hospital medicine” when they realize that traditional models aren’t property servicing hospitalized patients anymore. “Much of what is present is wrong, obsolete or out of time, and we should try new attempts to create a different organization,” he says. TH
Molly R. Okeon is a journalist based in California.