Neurologists who specialize in inpatient work are finding their skills in high demand. A shortage of community neurologists willing to take call and a rapid expansion in treatments for complex neurological conditions over the past decade are helping to drive the trend.
The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., has developed a fellowship program for physician assistants.
As in-hospital treatment for complicated neurological conditions has expanded, the number of community neurologists who take call has declined. This has put hospital-based neurologists##mdash;neurohospitalists##mdash;in hot demand, and they're likely to stay there as the population ages.