Its why salaried work is for suckers most of the time. If each admission means $200 into that hospitalist's pocket, the bitching will go away pretty damned quick. In fact, those easy CP admits become just fantastic.Oh, I know. Human nature will never change. People will still b**ch when call to do work, especially if already feeling they're working "hard enough."
If its any consolation, my 68 year old FP uncle routinely talks about how great life has been for him since hospitalists came to town in the mid 90s.Hospitalists are group that's greatly underappreciated, in that they're relatively new to the world of Medicine (becoming more commonplace in the '90s) and have greatly improved the work lives of other specialties. Hospitalists have saved countless doctors, not only primary care, from having to deal with the full weight of after hours work, admissions, consults, phone calls and care coordination. All specialites should be appreciated, but EP and hospitalists are a God-send, in how much they reduces the burden upon other specialties, whether they're appreciated for it or not.