Attending physician

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An attending physician is a resident physician who is allowed to occupy a few beds ("occupancy beds") in a hospital (mostly basic and standard care ) with his patients .

There are attending physicians mainly in the "small" subjects such as ENT , oral and maxillofacial surgery , urology , ophthalmology , obstetrics and gynecology .

Similarly, there are among midwives the position of the midwife .

In Austrian law (as of 2009) there is no definition of an attending physician.

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  1. § 121 (2) Book Five of the Social Code
  2. ^ Johannes Kuhn: The attending physician . Diss. (2009), University of Vienna. ( Abstract with link to full text)