You'd think our surgeons would get the hint. Particularly our uber-sub-sub-specialist surgeons. They bring a patient in for a routine gravy-train procedure, and on their ORDER SET... "Consult Hospitalists for Medical Management."
How can a consult be on standard order sets?
So when we find out it's from this particular group of surgeons, we have the nurses call the surgeon to make sure there really are medical issues for us to follow. Often... there are not.
Just so happens the other day this consult came during the day, and I saw the surgeon walking by.
"Do you really need us for this one?"
The response: "Yeah.... she's 75... ya know... not on any meds or anything but I think it would be a nice 0ne for ya guys... kinda frail."