Invited Commentary

Commentary on “Development and Implementation of an Inpatient Otolaryngology Consultation Service at an Academic Medical Center”

Authors: Philip G. Chen, MD


Stewart and colleagues should be commended for their article in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal, which attempts to shed light on many unanswered questions regarding the roles of an inpatient consult service and advanced practice providers (APPs) in an academic institution.1

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1. Huddle MG, London NR, Jr Stewart CM. Development and implementation of an inpatient otolaryngology consultation service at an academic medical center. South Med J 2018;111:118-122.
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